Thursday, 25 March 2010

Fire in the sky

You may have seen in today's papers the great shot of the Monserrat volcanic ash cloud taken from a passing jet. Had a bit of a surf around and found the site for the Monserrat Volcano Observatory, which has a live webcam, news and photos of the site. Have a look - some of the photos are fantastic.

I also found some footage taken of an eruption in Iceland, taken from a helicopter. This is just slowing down at the moment, and most of the residents of nearby homes have been allowed to return. Near the end of the clip there's a guy on the slope with a hi-vis vest on. That'll protect him from the flying, thousand-degree, sticky, molten rock. No problem. Look closely and you can see he's holding a marshmallow on a stick.

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