18 Nov '11, 10pm

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce impressive plumes of ash. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite acquired this unusually cloud-free image on November 16, 2011. A plume of ash and steam drifts about 100 kilometers southwest from the erupting vent. The mountains around the volcano and the plain to the east are coated in a layer of ash after many months of activity. Most of the ash is from the powerful early eruption. The first plumes flew high into the atmosphere and circled the globe, stopping air traffic from South America to New Zealand. Volcanic ash can clog and stall a jet engine. The eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is now a minor eruption, but the fine ash is still capable of interfering with local air travel warned the Servicio Nacional de...

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

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce imp...

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

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce imp...

Image taken yesterday of flood waters in Thailand & Cambodia by NASA's Terra satellite.

Image taken yesterday of flood waters in Thaila...

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

View Image Comparison View Both Images Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. On November 17, 201...

Flooding in Southeast Asia [image] #NASA

Flooding in Southeast Asia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 4pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images In mid-November 2011, floods were receding in Thailand’s historic city of Ayutthaya...

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...

Suguta Valley, Kenya [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Nov '11, 11pm

The Suguta Valley is one of the driest places in Kenya, and may be one of the driest places near Earth's Equator. The remo...

Nyamuragira Volcano Erupts [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Nov '11, 8pm

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

Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

Blooming Waters off Argentina [image] #NASA

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

On a sunny spring day in November 2011, the clouds parted over coastal Argentina to reveal a massive bloom of phytoplankto...

NASA Earth Observato Suguta Valley, Kenya: Thes...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Nov '11, 11pm

The Suguta Valley is one of the driest places in Kenya, and may be one of the driest places near Earth's Equator. The remo...

Thick haze blanketed eastern China in early November. Here's the view from NASA's Terra satellite.

Thick haze blanketed eastern China in early Nov...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Nov '11, 2am

Thick haze blanketed eastern China in early November 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NA...

Amazing image from NASA of the storm before it ...

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

A rare, extremely powerful winter storm hit northwestern Alaska on November 8 and 9, 2011, bringing hurricane-force winds,...

Haze over the Bay of Bengal [image] #NASA

Haze over the Bay of Bengal [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Nov '11, 9pm

An arc of haze hundreds of kilometers long hung over the Bay of Bengal on November 9, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imagin...

El Hierro Still Churning the Sea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 Nov '11, 11pm

The submarine volcanic eruption that began in mid-October in the Canary Islands continued in early November 2011. The volc...

Re-entry of Progress Spacecraft 42P [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Nov '11, 11pm

Have you ever wondered how the astronauts and cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) take out the trash?...

Flood waters surround Bangkok, Thailand, yester...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Nov '11, 1pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images On November 7, 2011, floods surrounded two industrial estates east of Bangkok, Reut...