Eruption of Mount Etna in Sicily

On December 30, 2002, Sicilys Mt. Etna continued to produce an ash plume visible from space. This image of the brownish plume streaming southward from the volcano and a thermal signature (red outline) was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. This most recent eruption of Etna began October 27, 2002, and has continued for the past two months. There is considerable haze north of Sicily and blowing toward Italys mainland. This haze is quite possibly smoke and ash from the currently erupting Stromboli volcano, obscured by clouds in this scene.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Mapas Owje