Ash plume casts a shadow across Mexico’s Colima Volcano • Earth.com

Last update: October 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features Colima Volcano in western Mexico. The photo was captured by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on the Landsat 7 satellite.

2016 was a busy year for the Colima Volcano, which experienced an especially high amount of explosive activity. The volcano is one of most active in North America, having erupted more than 40 times since the 1500s. Colima shows no signs of slowing in 2017 as it continues to erupt, shooting a plume of ash into a sky that casts the shadow seen here.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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