The BBC recently released a jaw-dropping video of a super-charged volcanic ash cloud being sparked by lightning. The incredible scene was captured in Chile’s Patagonia region.
According to the BBC the phenomenon is known as a ‘dirty thunderstorm‘. The article explains:
In a normal thunderstorm ice crystals collide and generate electric charges, which results in lightning. In an eruption cloud ash particles collide instead of ice crystals. [source]
Visit BBC to learn more about the secrets of Patagonia’s rare and violent volcanoes.
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Posted by BBC Earth on 28 Eylül 2015 Pazartesi