The Icelandic volcano ash cloud drifting over Northern Europe grounded hundreds of flights, frustrating travelers.
This NASA image, taken by a NASA MODIS satellite acquired on May 22, shows the ash plume from the Grimsvotn volcano and its shadow to the west. The Grimsvotn volcano began erupting on Saturday, May 21, sending clouds of ash high into the air. The amount of ash spewing from the volcano tapered off dramatically on Tuesday, however, said Elin Jonasdottir, a forecaster at Iceland's meteorological office.
Experts suggest that the volcanic ash from Iceland's Grímsvötn could once again snarl British air traffic later this week.
A member of the Streb Extreme Action Company breaks through a framed panel of mock glass during ground breaking ceremonies for a new Whitney Museum, in New York. The nine-story, metal-clad building, which will include a series of asymmetrical rooftops for outdoor exhibitions facing the High Line and the nearby Hudson River, is designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and will nearly double the museum's current gallery space.
Authorities have already grounded more than 250 flights as a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano covers British air space. They appear better prepared to limit the fallout after last year's Iceland volcano disruption.
Mohammad Alishan, a performer from India's eastern state of Jharkhand, performs a stunt as he drives a car on the walls of a 'Well of Death' at a fair in Srinagar.
Smoke rises from the Grimsvötn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland on May 21. Ash from a massive plume of smoke from Iceland's most active volcano could spread south to parts of Europe next week. The eruption has so far hit only Iceland, which closed its international airspace.
A Black Rattlesnake, which had been rescued with other animals while being trafficked illegally, is seen inside a plastic cylinder at the Federal Wildlife Conservation Center on the outskirts of Mexico City, Friday, May 20. According to Mexico's Federal Wildlife Conservation Department, at least 2,500 different animals are rescued annually in the country.
Iceland volcano: the eruption of an Iceland volcano, Saturday, is larger than last year's Eyjafjallajokull eruption that shut down air travel in Europe.