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Volcanic Sunset 27th September from Mount Wendelstein, Germany. Image ©Claudia Hinz, shown with permission.

Claudia Hinz (atmospheric optics site) took this panorama (scroll) from the Wendelstein Observatory. The strong yellows and pinks are partly due to light scattered by ash and sulfate aerosol in the stratosphere, remnants of the eruption of Kasotochi two months ago. The inset chart shows the result of a Lidar scattering probe of the atmosphere on 30th September at a station in northern Norway. The haze layer 16 km up in the stratosphere is visible as a thin red/yellow line indicating enhanced light scattering. Chart courtesy of the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP).

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