The havoc caused by Iceland's volcano Eyjafjallajokull continues to worsen, most recently with British flight delays extended until Saturday. NASA's Terra Satellite has provided us with a remarkable picture of the volcano from space, with volcanic ash pluming not only over Iceland, but over vast swathes of the North Atlantic. Larger picture after the jump:Read More
The ash from a large volcanic explosion in Iceland has caused the closure of airports in Britain from 12 noon U.K. time (7 a.m. ET) to at least 6pm tonight (U.K. time).
Additionally, there are currently no flights allowed in British airspace, meaning flying to and from Europe today is going to be a nightmare. It is the largest disruption in air travel since September 11, 2001. This from the New York Times:Read More
At about 11:30 Saturday night, just as Iceland was easing into the day of the vernal equinox, a volcano erupted right next to the Eyjafjallajokull (yes, really) glacier. Icelandic authorities evacuated hundreds of people from surrounding towns, fearing flooding from the melting glacier. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage, and so we can say with only a little guilt that this volcano looks awesome. The fissure is half a mile long and looks like something out of the Rite of Spring section of Fantasia. Video after the jump: Read More