The Physics of the Plasma Universe by Anthony Peratt describes magma as a plasma, a medium containing moving charges. So we should expect volcanoes not only to exhibit electrical behavior but to have that behavior connected with the larger plasma environm
Swirling Peaceful Death / Subtle yet hurtful / Calm yet crazy / Dark clouds swirl /Snow white clouds sway behind / Wanting to help /But their friend has become /Demented / Nothing to do but endure / And hope He calms soon
Photographer Jay Fine snapped this photo of the Statue of Liberty being struck by lightning after waiting two hours through a blustery storm. Fun fact: Lady Liberty gets hit by lightning about 600 times a year. Who knew?