Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Though the mountains shake

The Boston Globe has put online "The year 2008 in photographs", including the one below. It is a spectacular collection. They encourage reactions and recommendations for the best one.

Click on the picture for a larger and clearer image.
"Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano as seen from Chana, some 30 kms (19 miles) north of the volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years, in southern Chile May 2, 2008. Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008. (Carlos Gutierrez)" [Boston Globe]
Thanks to Noel Sheppard for the reference.

The year 2008 in photographs (part 1 of 3) - The Big Picture - Boston.com

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