Expect twilight glow after Alaskan eruption

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Twilight in the Netherlands is likely to glow red over the next few days, says Dutch national weather centre.

20 August 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch national weather centre says the twilight is likely to glow red over the next few days.

The phenomenon is caused by dust in the atmosphere spewed out by the Kasatochi volcano in Alaska. It erupted on 7 August, forcing dust and gas 17 kilometres into the stratosphere.

A westerly wind has now delivered the dust and resulting red twilights to Western Europe. Similar red twilights occurred in 1991, following the eruption of the Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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