Eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily

Eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

With its ash plume looking markedly less robust, Sicily’s Mt. Etna nonetheless continues to erupt more than 3 weeks after it began on October 27, 2002. In this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite taken on November 19, 2002, the heat signature from the volcano is marked with a red dot, while plumes of ash and smoke streams eastward.

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  • Data Date:

    November 19, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 19, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration