Jan Mayen Island, Greenland Sea

Jan Mayen Island, Greenland Sea
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Tiny Jan Mayen Island sits about 650 kilometers northeast of Iceland between the Norwegian and Greenland Seas. Covering 373 square kilometers, the island is about twice the size of Washington, D.C. The white peak on the northeast section of the island is Beerenberg, the most northern active volcano. Beerenberg last erupted in 1985. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on August 30, 2004.

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  • Data Date:

    August 30, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    August 31, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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