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Volcanic lightning comes from the static electricity formed
by volcanic erruptions.
ProduSome scientists have hypothesized that lightning from volcanoes could possibly have caused life to occur on the planet! Scientists hypothesized this because they know that life on this planet was started by some type of electricty zapping a tiny piece of living matter. Scientists have hypothesized that this living matter may have come from another planet , (some possiblities being Jupiter or Mars) in an asteroid or metorite, and when the matter was struck by volcanic lightning it was mutated in some way to cause a surge of life. the Geologic Process
Unfortunately not very much is known about volcanic lightning. Part of the reason for this is because not a lot of information is known about regular lightning. Check out my links to get more information on when and where volcanic lightning has been sighted. Not every volcanic explosion has volcanic lightning. I suppose this is because conditions must be just right before volcanic lightning can occur.
Lightning in Volcanic clouds, Burke, M.; Moore, C.B; Sigurgeirsson.t, EOs, transactions, American Geophysical union
Electric fields and lightining in the mt.st. Helens volcanic cloud
abstracts of the transactions of the 1980 American Geophysical union fall meetion No. 46
THROhttp://www.reasons.org/resources/apologetics/issol99fromfff.htmlUGHOUT THIS SECTION, TOO
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