The Colima Volcano is located in Mexico, Colima, and since November 2014, it’s been highly active.

Because the material ejected by volcanoes typically has a strong positive charge, if the atmosphere is negatively charged, lightning can sometimes be observed in the vicinity of the volcano’s summit.


This picture was taken on March 29th, 2015.

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Photo Credit: Cesar Cantu Quiroga