Illustration for article titled The Hellish Eruption of Mexicos Most Active Volcano

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.

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This picture was taken on March 29th, 2015.

[Earth Science Picture of the Day]

Photo Credit: Cesar Cantu Quiroga

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