Volcano Lightning in Japan (cool pics)

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PostTue Feb 01, 2011 6:43 pm » by domdabears


Lightning crackles over Japan on Friday as ash and lava erupt from Shinmoedake peak, one of the calderas of the Kirishima volcano complex.

Shinmoedake began erupting Wednesday, coating nearby villages and farms with ash and prompting authorities to ask for voluntary evacuations within a 1.2-mile (2-kilometer) radius.

Volcanic lightning is still a mystery, though it may be that electrically charged silica—part of magma—interacts with the atmosphere when it flies out of a volcano, Steve McNutt of the Alaska Volcano Observatory told National Geographic News in February 2010.

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PostTue Feb 01, 2011 6:47 pm » by Helios


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Let me take away the dark like I’ve been here all night
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PostTue Feb 01, 2011 7:24 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


very cool :flop:

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PostTue Feb 01, 2011 7:47 pm » by Trenker


Awesome TY.

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PostTue Feb 01, 2011 8:12 pm » by Svaha


Incredible, especially the first photo, thnx :flop:
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PostWed Feb 02, 2011 10:04 pm » by Bandanko


:O

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PostWed Feb 02, 2011 10:10 pm » by Niji666


That first pic is one of the best lightning pic i've seen. :flop:
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PostThu Feb 03, 2011 1:40 am » by Illuminated


:shock: wild stuff!
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PostThu Feb 03, 2011 2:05 am » by Aragajag


Love it, no wonder the people of old used to think they were gods in them volcanoes. I dont think they should of wasted all them virgins but some old hags may of been the go.
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PostThu Feb 03, 2011 2:28 am » by Boondox681


sweet ass sweet.
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