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Stunning image of rare volcanic lightning captured by German photographer: ‘It was a scary moment’

A German photographer who traveled to a Russian island within the hopes of capturing volcanic lighting — a uncommon however dazzling phenomenon —  appears to have gotten what he wished for.

Photographer Martin Reitze, 55, not too long ago captured beautiful photos of volcanic lightning on the Ebeko volcano in Russia.


He advised SWNS he was standing rather less than a mile away from the volcano because it erupted, ensuing within the uncommon however naturally occurring phenomenon that froze the ash cloud forming over the volcano.

“It was sturdy sufficient to light up the entire sky with its bluish lighting,” he advised the information outlet. The self-proclaimed “volcanic observer” added he was “terribly fortunate” to seize the second, which has been documented in about 200 volcanic eruptions over the past 200 years, in line with a 2010 weblog publish from Oregon State College.

The second the volcanic lightning occurred. 
(Martin Reitze/ SWNS)

“In a complete even when you’re an avid volcano observer it may possibly take a decade to witness such a lightning occasion. It’s an unusually sturdy and uncommon volcanic lightning bolt generated by the eruption of the volcano,” Reitze continued. “It was a scary second, unexpectedly the entire panorama was vivid and when the lightning struck, it irritated my eyes.”


The precise explanation for volcanic lightning — which usually happens firstly of an eruption — lengthy has been debated amongst scientists, because the phenomenon is tougher to review than the lightning that’s related to thunderstorms. In 2016, nonetheless, researchers decided volcanic lightning could also be a results of each volcanic ash and ice.

“One trigger is static electrical energy from particles rubbing collectively in dense ash clouds close to the bottom. The opposite supply of lightning occurs close to the stratosphere, excessive above the Earth’s floor, the place jockeying ice crystals unleash highly effective jolts,” Dwell Science, citing two separate research on the matter, reported on the time.

Cisco Ramon
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