Today all of the UK’s major airports grounded flights in and out due to a volcanic ash cloud from the Icelandic erupting volcano Eyjafjallajökull. The impact of this can be seen visually on the Live Air Traffic website flightradar24.com. What would have been frenzied airway activity over England and Scotland has now been replaced my an eerie silence and clearance of planes. The yellow plane icons represent planes currently in flight, the blue crosses represent closed airports.
Impact of Icelandic Volcano seen on live air traffic
Follow the hashtag #ashtag on Twitter to see the current buzz surrounding this event.
Pictures of Iceland Volcano Eyjafjallajökull
This Flickr set of Eyjafjallajökull shows the velocity of the eruption.
Click image to view the Flickr set.