NASA Captures Satellite Image of Iceland’s Volcano Eruption
On March 20th, a volcano in Iceland erupted after nearly 200 years of dormancy. Now, there is a rather interesting satellite image that shows all the lava fountains and flows.
The image was taken several days after the eruption (March 24) by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite. You can see lava fountains, which created a number of small hills of scoria—bubble-filed lava rocks. Also visible in the image are the volcanic gases that escaped from the vent and erupting lava, plus steam from where the lava hits the snow.
Reports claim that the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull continued at least through March 26 and may very likely continue for several more months.
You can check out the image here.
By Heidi Marshall