Rare view of Iceland and its glaciers • Earth.com

Last update: September 23rd, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features a rare view of Iceland from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite on a clear day without cloud obstruction.

The white area visible on the island is the Vatnajökull Glacier. With an area of around 8,400 square kilometers, Vatnajökull is the biggest glacier in Europe.

The white patch in the center of the country is Hofsjökull, Iceland ’s third largest glacier and its largest active volcano. 

In the top-left of the image, several sea ice swirls are visible off the coast of Greenland.

Image Credit: European Space Agency 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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