Thunderstorm

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Last night we had the first thunderstorm of the year! …and I managed to capture this bolt o’ lightnin’.

Semi-interesting fact— Newspapers in the 1800′s often used terms other than “lightning” when describing it.  Their alternate terms included:  electrical bombardment”, “electrical pyrotechnic” or a “peculiar pyrotechnic display”.

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NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts aboard the ISS: “A touch of everything.” April 12th, 2015.

Source: NASA/Terry W. Virts

CHILE, FRUTILLAR : View from Frutillar, southern Chile, of lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano, on April 23, 2015. Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky near the southern port city of Puerto Montt and triggering a red alert. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10-kilometer (six-mile) radius around the volcano, which is the second in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since March 3, when the Villarrica volcano emitted a brief but fiery burst of ash and lava. AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BERNETTI                        

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NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts aboard the ISS: “What a sunrise! With clouds and thunderstorms on the horizon this was especially orange.” April 9th, 2015.

Source: NASA/Terry W. Virts