Ash plume sunsets

Most folk are probably aware that the UK and quite a large part of northern Europe are affected by the volcanic dust coming from the Icelandic volcano at present.  This has closed down airspace in the UK and other countries for a couple of days now.  One by product of this is that the sunsets we are getting are affected by the volcanic dust in the atmosphere.

The above are from last night close to Totnes in Devon.  I’m planning to get out again to take advantage of the rare combination of good weather and the dust when I can so I’ll likely update this blog in the coming days.

Sunday 18th

The above comes from last night (18th).  While the colour may be a little more dramatic than the previous night I had a sense that there was a greater clarity than the night before but that is as likely to be the general weather conditions as the ash cloud.  I’m planning to get out again this week when I can.