The island of Bali from space • Earth.com

Last update: October 19th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features East Bali, Indonesia, as it appears from space.

Indonesia is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire and has more volcanoes than any other country in the world.

The island of Bali is positioned over a subduction zone where the Indo-Australian plate slides under the Eurasian plate, making it a hotspot for volcanic activity.

Mount Seraya is visible on the peninsula surrounded by green vegetation.

The most predominant feature in this image is a volcano called Mount Agung, which erupted in 2017 after being dormant for 50 years.

The image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

 

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