On Jan. 12, 2020, Taal erupted. In the evening, as the ash plume pushed into the atmosphere, volcanic lightning commenced, Credit: Etrhamjr

On Jan. 12, 2020, Taal erupted. In the evening, as the ash plume pushed into the atmosphere, volcanic lightning commenced, Credit: Etrhamjr

On Jan. 12, 2020, Taal erupted. In the evening, as the ash plume pushed into the atmosphere, volcanic lightning commenced, Credit: Etrhamjr

Follow her

Alka Tripathy-Lang, PhD

Alka Tripathy-Lang is a freelance science writer based in Chandler, Arizona, and holds a Ph.D. in geoscience.
Follow her