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Dusk and dust

Sarychev Peak, one of the most active volcanoes of the Kuril Islands, Russia, erupted during July 1st-6th,2009.


Gas and steam plumes were seen almost daily and they drifted 20-75 km NW, NE, and SE. Plumes rose to altitudes of 1.5-3 km (4,900-10,000 ft) a.s.l. during July 4th-5th. No large ash explosions were noted after June the 16th.


Because of the eruption, and the ash and dust, we're expecting to see some colorful sunsets and sunrises here in Finland within the next two weeks.


This one is from last night, I didn't notice any difference between this sunset and others I've seen. Maybe this was a little more colorful than what I've usually seen this Summer, I don't know..


July 12th, 2009

Espoo, Finland,

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Taken on July 12, 2009