From Iceland — Satellite Images of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

Satellite Images of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

Satellite Images of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

Published March 30, 2010

Photo by
Sérsveitin

NASA took some superb photos of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption which started over a week ago.

One such image, which can be seen here, shows that even from space, lava fountains are visible. The ash and steam rising from the lava create plumes that extend far into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The image in the article was taken 24 March, by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

In related volcano news, scientists in Iceland believe the eruption could go on for weeks. If you’re not doing anything this Easter weekend, be sure and head south to check it out. But leave early – you’ll likely not be the only person with this idea. And of course, keep reading the Grapevine Eruption Reports coming in from our own volcanologist, James Ashworth.

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