Images: Grimsvotn Volcano Puts on Lightning Show

Big Explosion

Grimsvotn volcano

(Image credit: Johann Ingi Jonsson.)

A big explosion of ash coming up through the glacier and changing the sky from white to black.

Stephanie Pappas
Live Science Contributor

Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.