Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo Venting Gas

Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo Venting Gas
  • 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.

The sibling African volcanoes, Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo, vented steam and other volcanic gases above the Congolese rainforest on January 29, 2014.

In this false-color image, recent lava flows are black or brown, the volcanic plumes are white or light blue, clouds are white, and vegetation is bright red. The image was collected on January 29, 2014 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    January 29, 2014
  • Visualization Date:

    January 31, 2014
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - ASTER


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