Not only are travelers in Europe are having trouble due to this Icelandic Volcano but news reporters around the word as well. Like one FOX news reporter I would rather call it ” that volcano that erupted in Iceland” and save of the humiliation (no offense to Icelandic people). Found this tutorial in you tube to properly pronounce it’s name.
Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced [???ja?fjatla? jœk?tl?], translated “island mountain glacier”)
Ey – ja – fja – lla – jö – kull
Aye – ya – fyah – dla – jow – kudl
While on the lighter side I was amazed by this volcanic ash and lighting from Eyjafjallajökull and found an explanation on the NASA website.
Why did the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash?
Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeable because it drifted across such well populated areas.
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland began erupting on March 20, with a second eruption starting under the center of a small glacier on April 14. Neither eruption was unusually powerful. The second eruption, however, melted a large amount of glacial ice which then cooled and fragmented lava into gritty glass particles that were carried up with the rising volcanic plume.
Pictured below, lightning bolts illuminate ash pouring out of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Photo credit: Marco Fulle