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Volcano's get lightening it seems. This is an image of the Chilean volcanic eruption. It is just staggeringly impressive.


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lilisonna
May. 15th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
Isn't nature cool?
tha_monsta
May. 15th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
wow. that is all.
pleroma
May. 15th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!
ikara_fox
May. 15th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Dude!
spiritchaser1
May. 15th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Whoa that's beautiful.

loresinger
May. 15th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Pretty keen
msrlapin
May. 15th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
...I don't care about no stinkin' ring, I ain't going to Mordor. They've got some freaky-assed weather over there, and I left my galoshes back in the Shire.
djfanboy
May. 15th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
This has got to be my FAVORITE picture of the year.

I hate to be an Editing Nazi (but that's what I get paid for)...

It's VOLCANOES, not volcano's.

VOLCANO'S is the posessive form, as in "the volcano's mouth sputtered with heavy blasts of lava and ash..."

again, sorry, but I can't help it after two decades of editing.

Edited at 2008-05-15 03:22 pm (UTC)
technoir
May. 15th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
*tttthhhhhhpppptttt*
djfanboy
May. 15th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
:)
bad_grief
May. 15th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I <3 Ions.
howlwhite
May. 15th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
wow. that is dagum impressive.
tomdpimp
May. 15th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
I think this is a credit also to the camera advancements and predictions of eruptions. But I must say that finally seeing electromagnetic activity during an eruption is fantastic. This is essentially an natural EMP!
dragonangel1369
May. 15th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
wow.
yep. gorgeous pic thou. will be my new wallpaper methinks. actually I'd be an amature volcanologist if there were any in these parts (but let's hope they don't pop up!). been studying geophysics for years in my free time. volcanic/ash lightening is not a common thing, but it's not terribly rare either, just really pretty and difficult to capture on film. it's because the ash cloud acts the same as a traditional cumulonimbus as it rises, effectively creating a thunderhead. with all the super-fast cooling of hot material and ash/dust/debri, it produces a static discharge and often rain, which, of course, then leads to ashy mudslides in the aftermath. if you watch Dante's Peak and pay attention to the natural stuff and scientific data I'd say it's about 95% accurate. sure, a truck driving thru lava, even a rapidly cooling lava flow, is likely to make it across without crispy occupants, and some of the stuff was exaggerated for adding drama to the plot, but the basic scientific info of lake water becoming acidic, gaseous sulpher discharge, pyroclastic clouds, etc is accurate and well-documented. the scientific aspects of the movie were surprisingly well-researched. they even show the ash lightening phenomenon in the movie too! :) (not that it's 2nd only to Twister in my fav's or anything!) betchya didn't know I was a total science geek too!
dragonangel1369
May. 15th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: wow.
sorry: edit: is NOT likely to make it across... doh!
ora_de_montale
May. 16th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Wow. Amazing.
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