Stunning Footage of Lightning in a Patagonian Ash Cloud

By Casey Chan on at

BBC posted this truly stunning footage of a volcanic ash cloud just bursting with lightning and it’s totally staggering to witness. It’s a violent phenomenon but in the picturesque setting of Patagonia, it almost looks like a painting that’s been animated. The burst of bolts almost looks fake.


Super-charged volcanic ash cloud sparked with lightning in Pat...Be amazed by a super-charged volcanic ash cloud sparked by lightning.#PATAGONIA

Posted by BBC Earth on Monday, 28 September 2015

This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy