16 Nov '11, 8pm

Nyamuragira Volcano Erupts [image] #NASA

On November 6, 2011, after more than a year of relative peace, the Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo surged to life. Lava has erupted spectacularly from a fissure low on one of the volcano's flanks and spilled northward, away from populated areas. Nyamuragira is a shield volcano and one of Africa's most active. For more than a week, cloud cover mostly obscured the view from space until the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s EO-1 satellite captured images on November 12, 2011. This false-color view combines shortwave infrared, near infrared, and green light. Fresh lava is bright red, an indication that it was active at the time the satellite flew overhead. Billowing, blue-tinged steam clouds rise above the superheated fissure and lava-bathed landscape. In the full-size, wider view (available by link just below the image), the lava lake at nearby Nyiragongo...

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On November 6, 2011, after more than a year of relative peace, the Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Nyamuragira Volcano Erupts [image] #NASA

Nyamuragira Volcano Erupts [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Nov '11, 11pm

Africa’s most active volcano, Nyamuragira began to erupt along a new fissure on November 6, 2011. This image, from Novembe...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 10pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 12pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 11pm

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Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Nov '11, 11pm

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