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Eye Candy: Chilean Volcanic Thunderstorm

Eye Candy: Chilean Volcanic Thunderstorm

Chile Volcano

By Evan Ackerman

No gadgets here, just some incredible pictures of the eruption of Chile’s Chaitén volcano. The plume of ash is thought to generate enough static electricity to cause what is called a “dirty thunderstorm” in the same way that colliding ice particles provide the juice for regular thunderstorms. Three more amazing pics, after the jump.

Chile Volcano

Chile Volcano

Chile Volcano

[ National Geographic ]







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