Dramatic Eyjafjallajokull Icelandic Volcano Photo
Eyjafjallajokull – the name alone sounds ominous. It’s eruption last week, and the resulting spew of ash has caused major issues with flights across northern Europe being cancelled for three straight days now. (Although the airline industry is starting to question that decision.)
Local Icelandic astronomer Snævarr Guðmundsson was able to travel to within just a few kilometres from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, and shared his incredible images and thoughts of the sight with Nancy Atkinson at Universe Today.
Here’s my choice of the pick of the pictures (yes, that’s lightning inside the ash plume!), but make a point of viewing some of the others Guðmundsson took, and be sure to check out the rather eerie radar image that closes Ms. Atkinsons’ article.