Friday, 16 April 2010

The 'Volcanic' Sunset

Badly taken, and blurry as I was in a rush, but this is Sunset in Waddon (South London) yesterday.

London has the busiest airspace in the world, but take a look at radar screens over Europe. Note that that there is nothing flying over our heads. And living not a million miles from Heathrow, the skies above are noticeably quiet.

It is one of those freak events, but it shows that despite the fact that I live on a tiny island in the North Atlantic, this is an interconnected world. The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano a god thousand miles away has sent ash into the atmosphere above our heads, meaning that planes most definitely should not fly. It is a bit of inconvenience, but it shows that despite our impressive technological skills, that we are still at the mercy of the elements.

But enjoy the sunsets for now - one advantage to the ash above our heads!


Asad said...

A very nice new aesthetic to this blog, CMD...

magiceye said...