The eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano is so vibrant it may be seen from house, and satellites orbiting a whole lot of miles above the bottom have captured pictures of the eruption from orbit.
Utilizing information from the Operational Land Imager on NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 8 satellite, NASA information visualizer Joshua Stevens pieced collectively a false-color picture of the eruption. The picture reveals the eruption at 10:25 p.m. native time (2225 GMT) on March 22, three days after it began on March 19.
The ominous, nighttime picture was created from a mix of shortwave and near-infrared information (bands 7, 6, 5), according to NASA. It reveals how the lava lit up the clouds from beneath. As a result of lava is so scorching, it will probably “glow” within the shortwave-infrared a part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Though the picture seems to be like a ball of fireside within the sky, and the volcano could be seen greater than 20 miles (30 kilometers) away within the nation’s capital of Reykjavik, there’s little or no hazard to individuals within the surrounding space, the NASA assertion mentioned.
In truth, persons are touring to see the eruption, slightly than fleeing from it. One courageous vacationer even flew a drone barely above the lava path, resulting in the vent of the erupting volcano. The resulting video is breathtaking.
This eruption comes after three weeks of earthquakes within the space, with the nation recording greater than 50,00zero. At present, consultants predict that the eruption will be a “long-hauler.”
Because the eruption continues, we are able to seemingly anticipate to see extra pictures of the spectacular lava movement, each from Earth and from satellites. In truth, Planet Labs has already posted a daytime view of the eruption on Twitter, taken from the labs’ SkySat satellites.
After days of ☁️ with an opportunity of ❄️ one in every of Planet’s high-resolution SkySats captured a glimpse of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano. Imagery together with near-infrared mild (second picture) highlights the trail of the molten lava. pic.twitter.com/xniab0qbdKMarch 26, 2021
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