Smokestack lightning

By Gareth Renowden 20/04/2010


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Not much to do with climate, I’m afraid, given that the Eyjafjallajökull eruption seems to have slowed down for the moment, but this spectacular picture from Marco Fulle at Stromboli Online shows that there’s still a lot going on up there. One of a series of night shots, it shows lightning flashing through the lava and ash erupting from the vents at the top of the volcano. There are other wonderful images to be found at Stromboli Online — Jeff Masters uses one in his latest roundup of ash movements. For the view from space, take a look at this picture from NASA’s Earth Observatory. Normal climate service will resume shortly…

[Howlin’ Wolf]