Holuhraun Lava Flow
acquired September 16, 2014 download large image (4 MB, JPEG, 2000x2000)
acquired September 16, 2014 download GeoTIFF file (4 MB, TIFF)

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the ongoing eruption at Iceland’s Holuhraun lava field on September 16, 2014. The lava is hot enough to glow in near-infrared light, so it appears red in the image, which displays near-infrared, red, and green wavelengths as red, green, and blue respectively.

For daily updates about the eruption, visit the Icelandic Met Office website. Find a gallery of satellite imagery of the eruption here.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data from NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - ASTER

Holuhraun Lava Flow

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