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Ash Plume of Iceland Volcano Seen From Space

The ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has been captured in satellite images from space.

Eyjafjallajokull Glacier Volcano in Iceland, Nasa Satellite Image

Iceland Volcano Ash NASA Satellite Image (AP)

NASA’s Terra satellite captured a visible image of the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano (right).  For more images and information from NASA, click here.

The volcanic ash continues to drift across parts of Northern Europe on Friday.  It has halted air travel in some areas, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. 

Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency, said the travel disruptions throughout the world Thursday were even worse on Friday, with about 11,000 flights expected to operate in Europe instead of the usual 28,000, according to The Associated Press. Eurocontrol said delays will continue well into Saturday as the ash cloud moves slowly south and east.

The U.N. also warned of possible health risks from falling ash.

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