Ash from Iceland’s erupting Eyjafjallajökull Volcano had drifted over northern Europe. The brown ash is mixed with clouds in this image taken by the MSG-2 satellite at 12:45 UTC. The visible ash sweeps in an arc across the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and Russia. It is likely that the clouds mask additional ash.
Eyjafjallajökull began its eruption on March 20, 2010, after 187 years of quiet. On April 14, the volcano began a more forceful eruption, emitting plumes of ash. As of April 16, the eruption was still ongoing, with ash reaching heights of four to five kilometers, said the Icelandic Met Office.