Footage Captures Lightning Above Erupting Volcano

Dazzling bolts of volcanic lightning left viewers in southern Guatemala in awe in early May, footage shows.

Video filmed and posted to TikTok by Georgina Eccleshall shows the moment lightning crackles above the erupting Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala on Wednesday, May 1. Eccleshall said that she was standing at the Acatenango Base Camp when she saw the lightning above the volcano.

According to National Geographic, volcanic lightning results from electrically charged friction in volcanic ash, and is often called a “dirty thunderstorm” due to the ash. Credit: Georgina Eccleshall via Storyful