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The Ash Has Reached Reykjavík

Around 8 pm this evening the ash cloud started to move over Iceland’s capital. The dark brown cloud came from the southeast and visibility to the south slowly became more and more muddled until the Reykjanes area completely disappeared.

Sunday night sky in Reykjavík. Photo Benedikt Jóhanesson

The ash can be felt on your skin as it dries up and makes you uncomfortable. Even though all windows are closed the ash finds its way into the houses.

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