One of the other outcomes resulting from the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajoekull eruption, was to be a beautiful sunset, as the sinking sun shone through the suspended particulates in the upper atmosphere.
To have a view of this sunset on Thursday evening, 15th April 2010, I took a short bus ride to Richmond upon Thames, and climbed Richmond Hill.
A stunning view over Surrey and in the distance a very quite Heathrow, with no aircraft taking off or landing.
Below me was the River Thames, yet to flow through London.
View of the River Thames from Richmond Hill
William Turner, “Richmond Hill on the birthday of the Prince Regent”, 1819.
Sunset from Richmond Hill looking over to Heathrow Airport 15th April 2010.