Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AURORA OVER THE ERUPTION OF EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL


Photographer Enrique Pacheco captured this image in March 2010. After shooting the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull right next to the lava for two hours, he jumped back into his car and began the drive home. After driving about 1.5 km (1 mile), Pacheco and his companions saw the lights of the aurora from the window and stopped the car. Pacheco reports that the ‘first two shots were shaky due the excitement of the situation, and then I finally calmed down and took it right.’

Eyjafjallajökull erupted several times during 2010; the eruption in April caused enormous disruption of air travel across western and northern Europe. The first eruption of the volcano occurred on 20 March 2010, and came from an ice-free area on the north-east side of the 1660m (5300 feet) high volcano. This produced lava and little explosive activity.

Settings: Canon 7D + 17-40; f4; 10 second exposure; ISO 800.


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