“Volcanic” Aurora Over Iceland

October 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from www.dailygalaxy.com


Hekla, one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, erupted in 1991 at the same time that auroras were visible overhead. Hekla has erupted at least 20 times over the past millennium, several times causing great destruction. The last eruption occurred only six years ago with only minor damage. The green auroral band occurred about 100 kilometers above the erupting lava.

Image Credit: Sigurdur H. Stefnisson

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