Russian volcano eruption has produced a rare purple sunsets all over the world

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Volcanic eruptions can be devastating, and the nearby regions but it is a remote volcano in Russia has been responsible for some of the magnificent sunset view, according to the researchers.

The volcano Raikoke shot, the fine dust in the air in June, and those of you who are, Lars Kalnajs, a research associate at the University of Colorado, says it is responsible for turning the sky a purplish hue in the different parts of the world.

“It makes you realize that you don’t have to be a lot of aerosols into the atmosphere to change its composition,” Kalnajs said in a statement. “This has been a relatively minor volcanic eruption, but it was enough to make the most impact in the northern hemisphere.”

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The levels of aerosols, which Raikoke, the burst release of up in the air, 20 times more than normal, Kalnajs, and his colleagues found. The final results will be published in a magazine later this year.

Even though the volcano erupted violently, sending the ash and the plume is almost 8 km into the air, and there is no long term risk, due to the remote location, and a Kalnajs pointed out to us. However, if the volcano is in an area with a significant population, it could have been a different outcome.

“It’s really important, when large eruptions occur, that we will get up quickly,” Kalnajs said. “We need to figure out if this is going to be the kind of thing that will affect hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, or will it be more of a minor?”

However, the purple skies, to show that even a seemingly isolated volcanic eruptions can have a global impact. “A very large eruption would have a major impact on the human race, so it’s not something that we need to have in order to be ready for it,” Kalnajs will be added.

The eruption of Raikoke was so great that it was captured by the astronauts on board the International Space Station in June and July. It sits on an island in the kuril islands chain in the north-west of the Pacific Ocean.

The volcano has recently exploded and as early as in 1924, and in the year 1778.


From Fox News: Christopher Carbone contributed to this report.

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