Ash plume from Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland May 6th View [Detail]



Washington, DC, United States

NASA satellite image acquired May 6, 2010 at 11 :55 UTC

To view the full view go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/iceland-volcano-plume....

NASA Satellite Sees a Darker Ash Plume From Iceland Volcano

NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland, on May 6 at 11:55 UTC (7:55 a.m. EDT). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument known as MODIS that flies onboard Terra, captured a visible image of the ash plume. The plume was blowing east then southeast over the Northern Atlantic. The satellite image shows that the plume is at a lower level in the atmosphere than the clouds that lie to its east, as the brown plume appears to slide underneath the white clouds.

Satellite: Terra

NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

To learn more about MODIS go to: rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?latest

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.


  • Title: Ash plume from Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland May 6th View [Detail]
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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