Volcanic Eruption Meets Lightning Storm
of nature's most spectacular forces produced an incredible brew in the
skies of Chile as a volcanic eruption met a lightning storm.
of dust and ash from the eruption of the Chaiti volcano poured into the
night sky just as an electric storm passed overhead. The resulting
collision created a spectacular sight as lightning flickered around the
dust cloud amid the orange glow of the volcano.
eruptioin was all the more spectacular because the Chaiti volcano 800
miles (1,290 km) south of Santiago, has been dormant for hundreds - if
not thousands of years. The Patagonian volcano began erupting on Friday
and the 12-mile-high plume has left vast tracts of land coated with a
layer of ash.