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mtbdudex
Apr 15, 2010, 03:42 PM
Ok;
Might as well see how cool the skies look due to this, so go ahead and show us here in the states how pretty the sky can turn.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100415/ap_on_re_eu/eu_iceland_volcano
LONDON An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since 9/11 Thursday as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents. Officials said it could take days for the skies to become safe again in one of aviation's most congested areas.
The cloud, floating miles above Earth and capable of knocking out jet engines, wrecked travel plans for tens of thousands of people, from tourists and business travelers to politicians and royals. They couldn't see the source of their frustration except indirectly, when the ash created vibrant red and lavender sunsets.



Eraserhead
Apr 15, 2010, 03:46 PM
It wasn't particularly exciting to be honest.

flosseR
Apr 16, 2010, 01:37 AM
Even here in Finland nothing exciting in terms of sunset / sunrise, I guess its too high in the atmosphere to make a big impact. They did close pretty much all airports though :)

macrumormonger
Apr 16, 2010, 01:46 AM
Flick has a collection of them on its website. http://blog.flickr.net/en/2010/04/15/tonight-volcanic-sunsets-over-europe/

I'm wondering whether in a few days the dust will travel to the states.

oblomow
Apr 16, 2010, 02:51 AM
Nothing special here as well. No air traffic though.

mtbdudex
Apr 16, 2010, 04:47 AM
Same here in the states after 9/11 it was quiet/silent until Saturday 9/15, nothing flying 4 solid days.
Strange feeling.

Thx for the flickr link also macrumormonger.

spice weasel
Apr 16, 2010, 07:33 AM
I'm wondering whether in a few days the dust will travel to the states.

Don't the winds generally blow from west to east? I'm sure some meteorology buff will correct me if I'm wrong though.

oblomow
Apr 16, 2010, 10:21 AM
Same here in the states after 9/11 it was quiet/silent until Saturday 9/15, nothing flying 4 solid days.
Strange feeling.

Thx for the flickr link also macrumormonger.

It's fun to see on the airplane tracker (http://www.flightradar24.com/), the airplane-free zone slowly moves south-east.

mtbdudex
Apr 16, 2010, 02:03 PM
It's fun to see on the airplane tracker (http://www.flightradar24.com/), the airplane-free zone slowly moves south-east.

sweet site, I fwd it to people at work, thx very much.

I just got my 27" iMac delivered this morning 11:50 EDT, and they had this warning on the tracking page:
A volcano eruption in Iceland has delayed FedEx Express shipments to and from Northern EuropeLink then gives this
Service Update Volcano in Europe


Service Update

A volcano eruption in Iceland has filled the skies over Northern Europe with significant amounts of ash. Due to this ash the airspace over many European countries has been closed. FedEx Express shipments to and from this area have been delayed. The situation remains very fluid and we are closely monitoring the airports. FedEx will resume flight operations as soon as possible. Additional information will be posted on fedex.com as it becomes available.

Consistent with the provisions of the FedEx Service Guide (http://cms1.idev.fedex.com/us/services/pdf/), the FedEx Money-Back Guarantee does not apply to FedEx Express shipments affected by events of this nature that are beyond the control of FedEx.

Continue to check the status (http://forums.macrumors.com/Tracking?cntry_code=us) of your shipments on fedex.com or contact FedEx Customer Service at 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339.

flosseR
Apr 16, 2010, 02:28 PM
My take from tonight, nice display,i hope these do justice to the experiences...

pukifloyd
Apr 16, 2010, 03:15 PM
My take from tonight, nice display,i hope these do justice to the experiences...

This is beautiful!

flosseR
Apr 16, 2010, 03:28 PM
Thank you. The whole display from start to finish took less than 30 minutes...

but it was worth it..

Rickay726
Apr 16, 2010, 10:03 PM
Thank you. The whole display from start to finish took less than 30 minutes...

but it was worth it..

Very intriguing shots. Well done!

stagi
Apr 16, 2010, 10:58 PM
Wow flosser those are awesome!