Fimmvörðuháls eruption in Iceland coincides with display of northern lights

February 23, 2012ICELANDA photographer from Britain, James Appleton, has captured breath-taking pictures from Iceland, reports The Huffington Post. He captured both magma and northern lights in one shot. He stood just a few yards from an erupting volcano in order to take the pictures and they just might be one of nature’s most amazing sights. James was willing to go within a few hundred feet of an erupting volcano after working alongside vulcanologists in Iceland, and found out about Fimmvörðuháls who from his Icelandic friend. “She informed me of the eruption, and I knew immediately I had to try and get out to see it.” Not only did James have to deal with the harsh flames of the volcano, but he also had to face the frozen temperatures of a harsh Icelandic winter in order to take his remarkable pictures. “The closest I got was probably only a few hundred meters away,” said James. –Long Island Press
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7 Responses to Fimmvörðuháls eruption in Iceland coincides with display of northern lights

  1. Sky says:

    Hello Alvin,
    Meteor impact in Canada:
    It maybe off topic but if you post it I would be interested to view readers comments on this event.
    Thank you,


  2. LA says:

    That is an absolutely gorgeous photograph! The raw beauty, and awesomeness of nature is breathtaking.


  3. Irene C says:

    That is breathtaking. Although there is much danger on this planet, there is also much beauty. Thank you for sharing this Alvin.



  4. Whatchagonnado says:

    Breath takin


  5. Chris says:

    That truly is incredible to see those two magnificent sightings simultaneously. Beautiful.


  6. Tina Marie says:

    Simply stunning picture! Alvin, it seems like there are a lot more northern light displays lately due to all the Suns activity, at least I assume that’s the reason. I read and saw the picture of faint displays seen all the way down to Arizona during that last big storm on Jan 24th, which I know is rare. Can we expect this to become more intense as the Sun hits it’s solar peak in the next two years?


    • I

      Yes, we will see more intensity and wider effects of the storms. During the Carrington Event of 1859, the most intense solar storm in recorded history, auroras were seen as far as the tropics and the Carribean. Many prophetic legends of indigenous people, like the Hopi, speak of the coming of the “Red Dawn” or “Ruby Skies” that will be changed by some unforeseen catastrophic event.


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