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Volcanic Lightning Photographed by Martin Rietze

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Photographer Martin Rietze traveled to Japan where he captured the most amazing photos the Sakurajima Valcano in southern Kyushu as it spewed smoke, fire, and lava bombs, and generated a 20 second lightning show. You can see many more images from the series right here. Rietze’s photography recieved the top photo a feature on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.

(via spoon & tamago)