Smoke Plume from Mount Etna

This true-color scene of a smoke plume streaming eastward from snow-capped Mount Etna was acquired on April 7, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASAs Terra satellite. Mount Etna, towering above Catania, Sicilys second largest city, has one of the worlds longest documented records of historical volcanism, dating back to 1500 BC. Historical lava flows cover much of the surface of this massive basaltic stratovolcano, the highest and most voluminous in Italy.
Source: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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