Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00645
Lightning often is associated with ash-laden eruption plumes. This view is of a September 1982 eruption of Galunggung volcano in Indonesia. Incandescent ejecta, mostly obscured by an ash column above the vent, can be seen on the flanks of the cone at the lower right.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1982.