Eruption of Sicily's Mt. Etna • Earth.com

Last update: June 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Two weeks after beginning to erupt on October 27, 2002, Sicily’s Mt. Etna was still emitting a dirty ash plume on November 11, 2002. This image of the ongoing eruption was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. The red outline indicates that the volcano was still producing a thermal anomaly signature hot enough to be detected from space.

Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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