Last update: August 21st, 2019 at 1:00 pm
NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Alaska’s erupting Bogoslof Volcano and captured an exceptional image of a huge ash plume cloud, enveloping the volcano in white.
Located along the southern edge of the Bering Sea, the Bogoslof Volcano is situated around 35 miles northwest of Unalaska Island, part of the Aleutian Island chain.
This amazing image was captured on January 18th. The Alaska Volcano Observatory, or AVO, provides regular reports about eruption levels.
The four levels of eruption are name for the colors green, yellow, orange and red. Green indicates no eruption; yellow means the volcano is showing signs of agitation; orange points to signs of potential eruption; and red is for an imminent or ongoing eruption. One day after this image was captured, the status Bogoslof Volcano was red. This eruption also produced lightning strikes, though no cameras have caught any bolts yet.
To access updates about this amazing process of Mother Earth, follow the Bogoslof page.
Image credit: Rob Gutro