Monday, April 19, 2010
Iceland Volcano From Space: The 'Nightmarish Face' Seen From Above
This caught my eye over the weekend:
"The radar image of the volcanic crater appears to show a nightmarish face, which is reminscent of Edvard Munch's painting 'The Scream.' Coincidentally, it is thought that the masterpiece was inspired by the blood red skies caused by the powerful volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.
In his diary Mr Munch wrote: 'I was walking along a path with two friends - the sun was setting - suddenly the sky turned blood red - I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city - my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety - and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.'
Today reports of Eyjafjallajokull's impact are varied and we can only hope the least damaging one is correct in the end. Only time will tell.