Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland April 17 [Detail]

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    The MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured an Ash plume from Eyjafjallajokull Volcano over the North Atlantic at 13:20 UTC (9:20 a.m. EDT) on April 17, 2010.

    The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted Wednesday, April 14, for the second time this month. The volcano is still spewing ash into the air and the ash clouds are impacting air travel in Northern Europe.

    NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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    Iriya, daftsavant, ester68, and 52 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Iriya 60 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning!

    2. Nurdagniriel 60 months ago | reply

      Stunning but annoying. I really need to fly to europe this week and this volcano is being such a pain.

    3. Edmond Valerio 60 months ago | reply

      Really stunning.....Great capture!!!

    4. nickellis74 60 months ago | reply

      I have a colleague stuck in Germany and unable to get home (to Britain) because of this. Just shows that however sophisticated we get, nature can stop it all in a flash.

    5. John C. Murphy 60 months ago | reply

      Looks like flights are going to be shut down for another week here in Europe. The skies are free of contrails and eerily quiet, but beautiful skies for landscape photographers and amateur astronomers (every [ash] cloud has a silver lining).

    6. CorinthianGulf 60 months ago | reply

      Hmm, how come I couldn´t find this on the Nasa site? thanks for posting!

    7. volunteer_here 60 months ago | reply

      We've used this picture in an article about the erruption on our website, Great picture, thanks for putting on CC

    8. J J Holmes 60 months ago | reply

      Great Photograph
      and Very Sharp in Detail
      Well Done.
      How do i Go about Fitting a Modis
      To My Camera

    9. .humanbeing. 60 months ago | reply

      whoww. that's incredible

    10. MatthewRad 60 months ago | reply


      I am admin on a website for Japanese people learning English called Poligo. We used this image on an article about the cost of the eruption to NZ. Thanks for making it available.


    11. pedro ramon rodriguez quintana [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      Hi,if you are interesting in more information abouth the atmospheric,or geoatmosferic fenomenous ,ples see the siguin link of spanish studies,thank you...

    12. Haukur H. 55 months ago | reply

      I took this photo in the middle of the ash cloud on April 17th, the same day.

      My footstep in volcanic ash

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