Iceland Volcano Ash Disrupts Traffic

Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has erupted for the second time this month, and this time its plume of volcanic ash is heading South East and is large enough to disrupt air traffic in and around the northern UK.

The Eyjafjallajökull plume seen by Terra

NASA's Terra satellite snapped the above image which clearly shows the extent of the plume. It is a large enough eruption to cause concern on the ground and evacuate surrounding areas, and disruption of the heavily used northern Atlantic air traffic lanes is beginning to cause congestion.

Still, from an orbital perspective it makes for quite a beautiful photo-op, don't you think.

Image credit: NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team
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