Volcanoes And Lightning

You know when you see a picture of something for the first time and it's amazing and then you keep seeing similar pictures and after a while it wears off and stops being amazing?

Well, this is not one of those things.

Colima Volcano in Mexico, powerful explosion and lightning by Sergio Tapiro Velasco on 500px.com

Neither is this.


Nor this.

lightning vs. volcano

Yes, I realize that there are perfectly straight-forward scientific explanations for this stunning and jaw-dropping phenomenon -- "A lightning bolt is nature's way of balancing the charge distribution," says this piece on Volcanic Lightning from Discovery.com -- but I don't even care about that. Just LOOK AT THEM!

Truly, "how great Thou art!"

VORAGINE, one of Mount Etna's craters, erupts fire & lava skyward; - ashcloud surrounded by some volcanic flash-lightning
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