A former student sent along these fascinating images. The e-mail said: “Tons of dust and ash from the eruption of the Chaitin volcano poured into the night sky just as an electric storm passed overhead. The resulting collision created a spectacular sight as lightning flickered around the dust cloud amid the orange glow of the volcano. The eruption was all the more spectacular because the Chaitin volcano, 800 miles (1,290km) south of Santiago, has been dormant for hundreds – if not thousands of years.”
Apparently, this happened in May.
(The note didn’t say who took these, so I don’t mean to undermine proper image credit.)