The eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano is so dynamic it can be seen from area, and satellites orbiting numerous miles in the air have actually caught pictures of the eruption from orbit.
Utilizing information from the Operational Land Imager on NASA and the U.S. Geological Study’s Landsat 8 satellite, NASA information visualizer Joshua Stevens pieced together a false-color picture of the eruption. The image reveals the eruption at 10:25 p.m. regional time (2225 GMT) on March 22, 3 days after it began on March 19.
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The threatening, nighttime image was made from a mix of shortwave and near-infrared information (bands 7, 6, 5), according to NASA. It demonstrates how the lava illuminated the clouds from below. Since lava is so hot, it can “radiance” in the shortwave-infrared part of the electro-magnetic spectrum.
Although the image appears like a ball of fire in the sky, and the volcano can be seen more than 20 miles (30 kilometers) away in the country’s capital of Reykjavik, there’s extremely little threat to individuals in the surrounding location, the NASA declaration stated.
In truth, individuals are taking a trip to see the eruption, instead of leaving from it. One brave traveler even flew a drone a little above the lava course, causing the vent of the emerging volcano. The resulting video is awesome.
This eruption follows 3 weeks of earthquakes in the location, with the country taping more than 50,000. Presently, specialists anticipate that the eruption will be a “long-hauler.”
As the eruption continues, we can likely anticipate to see more pictures of the remarkable lava circulation, both from Earth and from satellites. In truth, World Labs has actually currently published a daytime view of the eruption on Twitter, drawn from the laboratories’ SkySat satellites.
After days of ☁ with an opportunity of ❄ among World’s high-resolution SkySats caught a look of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano. Images consisting of near-infrared light (2nd image) highlights the course of the molten lava. pic.twitter.com/xniab0qbdKMarch 26, 2021
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