Eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily

Eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The plume of ash streaming from Mt. Etna varies with the wind. Only yesterday, it was blowing south, while today, November 12, 2002, it is blowing east. This true-color image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on November 12, 2002. Snow appears to have fallen on the northern flanks of the volcano.

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  • Data Date:

    November 12, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 12, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration