Aurora and Volcanic Light Pillar

By: Stephane Vetter


Region: Europe

Site: Jokulsarlon - Iceland

Date: 2014 September 6

As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day the red glow in the sky is not a sunset or a sunrise, and not citylight, but the volcanic eruption of Holuhraun situated at one hundred kilometers from Jokulsarlon lagoon in the foreground. Ice clouds have created a pillar of light. Here is a timelapse video with several views from the distant eruption. Stephane Vetter,

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