White-Hot Show at Iceland Volcano

Posted by : Arunkumar . U | Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | Published in

A bang of afire lightning crackles over Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull abundance on Sunday. Clouds of agitable ash from Eyjafjallajokull accept abstruse European air cartage for about a week.

National Geographic Your Shot submitter Peter Vancoillie took the photograph from about 18 afar (30 kilometers) abroad from the agitable lightning storm, which not "unlike a approved old thunderstorm," said Martin Uman, a lightning able at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

The aforementioned capacity are present: baptize droplets, ice, and possibly hail—all interacting with anniversary added and with particles, in this case ash from the eruptions, to account electrical charging, Uman said.

The volcanic-lightning pictures are 'really actual sensational,' Uman said. 'Somebody care to be up there with an HD cine camera—it's accessible for the IMAX theater.