A long exposure shows lightning in the sky with reflection in the water on the floor of a building under construction during an evening thunderstorm on May 19, 2014 in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Photo credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images, found at The Atlantic, InFocus.



1-Chaiten in Chile

2-Chaiten in Chile

3-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

4-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

5-Chaiten in Chile

6-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

7-Puyehue in Santiago, Chile

8-Kilauea in Hawaii

9-Shinmoedake in Japan

10-Grottu in Balookathropak

Volcanic lightning is at once beautiful and utterly terrifying.