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    Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    As a result of the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland that has closed UK airspace (and in a number of other European countries), I've read that there may a 'one-off' spectacular sunset this evening (Thursday)- not really something to celebrate in the circumstances.

    It seems that it is now unlikely that UK airspace will be opened at 0700 (UK) tomorrow (Friday). Chaos reigns!
    Last edited by Donald; 15th April 2010 at 02:35 PM.

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

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    Chaos reigns!

    I think "Aye, we are all DOOMED laddie, all DOOMED" (Pvt Frazer, Dad's Army)

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    I blame the Tories (Sorry, world. We've got a general election campaign on at the moment, for our next parliament and, resulting from that, our next government).
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    I blame the Tories
    and I blame Colin (?)

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Sunset; it is already dark here and has been all day.

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    Sunset; it is already dark here and has been all day.
    Open your curtains.

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Yep; brighter now with yellow and blue grey cloud.

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    "I blame the Tories (Sorry, world. We've got a general election campaign on at the moment, for our next parliament and, resulting from that, our next government)."

    And here's proof!

    Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Yep; brighter now with yellow and blue grey cloud.
    And the Lord sayeth "Let there be light. And behold, there was light."

    Until the dust storm arrives

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Might be worth getting up early though, given the weather forecast which is normally wrong but who knows.

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Definately a 'whinging POMS riding into the sunset' thread ... now I am in de deepe **** But I looooved the Radio Times insert
    Must watch the great debate tonight

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by proseak View Post
    We've got a general election campaign on at the moment, for our next parliament and, resulting from that, our next government)."

    Possible spectacular sunset in the UK


    Well, I do think one of you miserable buggers could have TOLD me!!!

    Tell me something... what is Gordon and Dave's policy on UK speed cameras? It may influence my vote... My main election concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Well, I do think one of you miserable buggers could have TOLD me!!!

    Tell me something... what is Gordon and Dave's policy on UK speed cameras? It may influence my vote... My main election concern
    Just loved that one Rob ... will keep that link.
    (Bit of a pong up here but I don't think it comes from Wales 'cause the wind comes from the north ... wonder what it could be?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    (Bit of a pong up here ... wonder what it could be?)
    I'd take an educated guess and say it's the smell of bad feelings. Iceland ain't too happy about us demanding our bank deposits back.
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    I blame the Tories
    I blame Sauron...the reek or Mordor is brewing

    Is Sauron a Tory?...of course he is he goes under the pseudonym of Tony Blair.

    There were still a few of the Cheshire set buzzing over from Barton Aerodrome this afternoon. Is the aviation ban a blanket ban or does it not apply to those who shop at Albright-Bianchi

    Tell me something... what is Gordon and Dave's policy on UK speed cameras? It may influence my vote... My main election concern
    That is Jezzer in a Dalek costume...has to be

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    I'm really surprised that no one has started a thread along the lines of "Will this dust storm cause a problem for my sensor?" 'Dust elephants' I think, not 'dust bunnies'.

    Don't change lenses for a few days.

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I've read that there may a 'one-off' spectacular sunset
    We had a similar "one-off meteorlogical (sp?) event" here in New Zealand a few years ago due to volcanic ash from an eruption in Chile ... I got this out of it:

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    I'm really surprised that no one has started a thread along the lines of "Will this dust storm cause a problem for my sensor?" 'Dust elephants' I think, not 'dust bunnies'.

    Don't change lenses for a few days.
    Apparently the problem's at about 30,000+ feet. So, I think you can take the risk of changing a lens over the weekend.

    ps: There was no spectacular sunset in Glenfarg. Bo-hoo!

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    " Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Might be worth getting up early though, given the weather forecast which is normally wrong but who knows. "

    I might give it a go..

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    Re: Possible spectacular sunset in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    There was no spectacular sunset in Glenfarg. Bo-hoo!
    Nor here in Windsor

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