Sicily’s Mount Etna
acquired July 21, 2006 download large image (825 KB, JPEG, 3840x2880)

On July 21, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image as Sicily’s Mount Etna Volcano emitted a faint plume of volcanic ash that blew away from the summit, toward the southwest. Days earlier, the volcano sent lava into the air, according to a report from Telegraph.co.uk. While taking this picture, MODIS detected a hotspot, a place where surface temperatures were much higher than in the surrounding area. The hotspot is marked with a red outline in this image.

NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides daily images of Mount Etna.

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Terra - MODIS

Sicily’s Mount Etna

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