Gorgeous NASA photo shows a volcano eruption in Iceland at night

After days of ☁ with a possibility of ❄ among Planets high-resolution SkySats caught a glance of Icelands Fagradalsfjall volcano. Imagery consisting of near-infrared light (2nd image) highlights the course of the molten lava. pic.twitter.com/xniab0qbdKMarch 26, 2021.

Landsat 8 acquired this false-color image of the Fagradalsfjall volcano three days after the start of the eruption, on March 22, 2021 at 10:25 p.m. local time (2225 GMT). (Image credit: Joshua Stevens/USGS) The ominous, nighttime image was made from a combination of shortwave and near-infrared data (bands 7, 6, 5), according to NASA. It demonstrates how the lava illuminated the clouds from below. Since lava is so hot, it can “glow” in the shortwave-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum..

The NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP weather condition satellite caught this images of Iceland prior to and after the Fagradalsfjall volcano appeared. (Image credit: Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA/Suomi NPP) Although the image looks like a ball of fire in the sky, and the volcano can be seen more than 20 miles (30 kilometers) away in the nations capital of Reykjavik, theres very little threat to people in the surrounding location, the NASA statement said..

(Image credit: Joshua Stevens/USGS) The ominous, nighttime image was made from a combination of shortwave and near-infrared data (bands 7, 6, 5), according to NASA. Individuals are taking a trip to see the eruption, rather than leaving from it. After days of ☁ with a possibility of ❄ one of Planets high-resolution SkySats caught a glimpse of Icelands Fagradalsfjall volcano. Images consisting of near-infrared light (2nd image) highlights the path of the molten lava.

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This eruption follows three weeks of earthquakes in the location, with the country tape-recording more than 50,000. Currently, professionals anticipate that the eruption will be a “long-hauler.”.
As the eruption continues, we can likely expect to see more images of the remarkable lava flow, both from Earth and from satellites. Planet Labs has already published a daytime view of the eruption on Twitter, taken from the labs SkySat satellites..

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Utilizing data from the Operational Land Imager on NASA and the U.S. Geological Surveys Landsat 8 satellite, NASA information visualizer Joshua Stevens pieced together a false-color picture of the eruption. The image shows the eruption at 10:25 p.m. local time (2225 GMT) on March 22, three days after it began on March 19..
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People are traveling to see the eruption, rather than running away from it. One brave traveler even flew a drone somewhat above the lava course, leading to the vent of the erupting volcano. The resulting video is spectacular..

The eruption of Icelands Fagradalsfjall volcano is so dynamic it can be seen from space, and satellites orbiting numerous miles in the air have caught images of the eruption from orbit..