Mount Etna

Mount Etna Lava Flow, March 16th, 2017

Natural colors-NIR/SWIR comparison view of Mount Etna lava flow

This two Sentinel-2A images, taken March 16th, 2017, are showing the most recent activity of the Mount Etna stratovolcano, located at the east coast of Sicily, Italy. The NIR/SWIR version is highlighting the lava flow very clearly. Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

2002 Eruption from Space

Take a look at this image, taken from aboard the International Space Station on October 30th, 2002, showing the 2002 eruption of Mount Etna, which was triggered by a series of earthquakes on October 27th.

Mount Etna 2002
Image credit: Astronaut photograph ISS005-E-19024 Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center, Edited by Pierre Markuse


You can download full-size versions with a scale of 10 meters/pixel, as well as an animation of the comparison here on Flickr.

Natural color version
NIR/SWIR view (12-11-8)
Comparison Animation

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