Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland
acquired March 26, 2010 download large image (3 MB, JPEG, 3000x3000)

The volcanic eruption near Eyjafjallajökull persists into its second week, with continued lava fountaining and lava flows spilling into nearby canyons. The eruption is located at the Fimmvörduháls Pass between the Eyjafjallajökull ice field to the west (left) and the Mýrdalsjökull ice field to the east (right).

This natural-color satellite image was acquired on March 26, 2010, by the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite. Dark ash and scoria cover the northern half of the Fimmvörduháls Pass. White snow covers the rest of the pass, sandwiched between white glaciers. Snow-free land is tan, brown, or dark gray, devoid of vegetation in early spring.

  1. Reference

  2. Icelandic Met Office. (2010, March). An eruption in South Iceland. Accessed March 29, 2010.

NASA image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, based on data from the MODIS Science Team. Caption by Robert Simmon.

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Terra - MODIS

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

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