Lightning strikes Eyjafjallajokull

Astronomer Snaevarr Gudmundsson from Iceland was able to travel to within just a few kilometers from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, and shared his incredible close-up images with Universe Today. “I stayed near the volcano from about 16:00 hours to 22:00 hours on Saturday and watched its impressive eruption,” Gudmundsson said in an email to me. “Amazing event, awesome explosions of 1200 °C hot magma reaching ice and water. I shot more than 550 images during these hours of continuous enjoyment. Sounds ridiculous but its ever changing appearance was never boring.”

As pretty as it is, this shit better clear up soon. Iive got a flight booked from Shanghai to Moscow in two weeks time, and at the moment even all flights in & out of Moscow have been shitcanned. Meanwhile in the UK, the shit has started to hit the fan.

More pics here

Also, can anyone not Icelandic actually pronounce Eyjafjallajokull?


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