What are Dirty Thunderstorms and When Do They Appear?

showing volcanic lightning above Mount Rinjani eruption.

A dirty thunderstorm is a rare and awe-inspiring phenomenon caused by powerful volcanic eruptions. Bolts of lightning shoot out of an erupting volcano in a dirty thunderstorm, making it one of nature’s most terrifying yet breathtaking spectacle to witness. More than two hundred cases of volcanic lightning have been documented over the … Read more