Activity at Sakurajima Volcano

Activity at Sakurajima Volcano
  • Credit:

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using data from the NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

Ash from Japan’s Sakurajima Volcano streams over Kagoshima Bay in this false-color (near infrared, red, green) satellite image. In the image, ash, bare ground, and urban areas are gray; vegetation is red; and water is nearly black. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite collected the image on September 28, 2013.

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  • Data Date:

    September 28, 2013
  • Visualization Date:

    October 17, 2013
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - ASTER


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