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The Everlasting Storm in Venezuela, where lightening strikes up to 280 times per hour. Catatumbo lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo.


Volcanic lightning usually occurs during dangerously large eruptions, so Szeglat was lucky to capture it. | A Volcanic Eruption In Japan Has Caused A Rare Lightning Display

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Although volcanic lightning is a rare phenomenon, the event occurs relatively frequently at Sakurajima, says Mr Szeglat (Credit: Marc Szeglat,


Red sprites and blue jets are both atmospheric and electrical phenomena that take place in the upper atmosphere. They take place above normal lightning; Blue jets happen in cone shapes above thunderstorm clouds, and are not related to lightning. They’re blue due to ionised emissions from nitrogen. Red sprites can appear as different shapes and have hanging tendrils. They occur when positive lightning goes from the cloud to the ground.


Dirty thunderstorms, aka volcanic lightning, occur when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. | 30 Natural Phenomena You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

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