The volcanic island of Fogo, Cabo Verde from space
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the volcanic island of Fogo, Cabo Verde from space.
The Republic of Cabo Verde is made up of nine islands with a total population of around 550,000. The islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa.
The black area in the center of the island is its highest point – the crater of the Pico do Fogo – which erupted for 77 days between November 2014 and February 2015. Destructive lava flows wiped out up to 75 percent of the buildings in the areas that were hit the hardest.
The bright green color in the northeast represents the vegetated region of Fogo where coffee is grown.
This image was captured on January 22 2018, by the Sentinel-2 mission for Europe’s Copernicus programme.
Video Credit: European Space Agency