"Volcanic Eruption and Aurora in Iceland" by Martin Schulz
"This is smaller eruption north of Vatnajokull, right between Askja and Bárdabunga at an area called Holuhraun. Glow from the volcanic eruption is reflected in the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and in the heavens."
"As we arrived some nights later at the Jökulsárlón area, south of Vatnajokull, the aurora forecast showed the possibility of Northern Lights at level three. Because of the nearly cloudless heaven I decided to drive to the well known glacier lagoon to try my luck. The volcano was forgotten at the moment when I was standing at the lagoon, absolutely on my own and watching the first northern lights to appear on the heavens. Right after the first pictures I was wondering about the fact that every single image had a strange red glow right above the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier."
"At the first I thought that this might be the sun setting but it was at around one in the morning. Later the next day when I was talking to my wife about this glow, the topic of the Holuhraun eruption came up. After taking a look at the map we were absolutely sure that this reddish glow came all this way over the icecap of Vatnajökull, right from the eruption site. It was reflected in the light cloud cover and the glacier lagoon. A real once in a lifetime experience! In all the other nights in which I stayed at the lagoon that reddish shine was not visible."
Credit: Martin Schulz
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Release Date: September 8, 2014+European Geosciences Union +Iceland ITA #Space #Astronomy #Earth #Aurora #Volcano #Eruption #Iceland #Vatnajokull #Holuhraun #Breiðamerkurjökull #Glacier #Askja #Bárdabunga #Photography #Art #Science #Ísland