Eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily

Eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Through a veil of clouds, a long brown ash plume can still be seen coming from Mt. Etna on the island of Sicily. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on November 4, 2002. The erupting volcano is still hot enough to produce a thermal anomaly signature detected by MODIS (red dot).

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  • Data Date:

    November 4, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 6, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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