A lightning bolt is nature's way of balancing charge distribution. We commonly observe this phenomena within thunderstorms, but it can also occur during volcanic eruptions! Striking video shot in the Galapagos Islands shows lava from the La Cumbre volcano flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Watch closely and you can see a couple flashes of lightning...

Electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles collide. The video above is truly one of a kind. Capturing a volcanic eruption is impressive, however, this video takes it to another level by adding lightning into the mix! 


-Rick DeLuca