There are many things that are bizarre in the world. There also many things that happen in mother nature that are incredible and unrealistic things. From volcanos that have lightning to oceans that glow in the dark to even rainbow trees. Sometimes mother nature is so fascinating that even scientists can’t explain what or why something in nature is the way it is because it so bizarre.
The most interesting thing I’ve found out about nature is that there are volcanos that have lightning. Literally volcanos that also shot out lightning. Scientists still haven’t really found out why the volcanos do that. Ina thunderstorm ice crystals are the reason for lightning because the ice crystals hit each other and create a static charge which then leads to lightning. The ash clouds are harder to study and find out what causes the lightning in the volcano. Two studies say that the lightning could be from the particles rubbing against each other and creating enough static to make lightning or where normal lightning come from a thunderstorm in the stratosphere.
It is incredible that lightning can be caused so close to the ground. Researchers studied a volcano in japan called “Sakurajima volcano” which is very active and they studied it when it erupted and the ashes raised and the particles rubbed against each other caused static and then which charged up and led to a lightning strike. Researchers also found that ice crystals can also cause the lightning by colliding with each other and causing static. Researchers said “It opens a world of questions that we didn’t even know existed.” All this research is important because larger eruptions cause more lightning and can be dangerous. “Lightning is telling us things that other geophysical monitoring techniques can’t see” – Van Eaton
I think that this natural thing that happens is cool and interesting because it’s not all the time where you see a volcano and especially a volcano that has lightning. I have always found volcanos and lightning interesting and cool and now both together is just a whole new level of awesome. I’m still amazed at the fact that mother nature causes all these bizarre and wonderful things.
In conclusion, volcanic lightning is cool and is my favorite thing that occurs in nature. So much intense stuff in one, a volcano and lightning that’s something intense and cool. Mother nature has other cool things like a pink lake that’s naturally pink in Australia or natural salt water fountains. Nature is an amazing place that can amaze anyone with its awesome things that it has instore for them.