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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0296

A volcanic eruption originating at Isla Fernandina in the Galapagos Islands is evident in this image. The arrow points to a volcanic plume approximately 75 miles long cutting across other cloud structures. This image, obtained from the NOAA-2 satellite, was the first evidence of this volcanic eruption. This image demonstrated the power of modern satellites to monitor volcanoes.

Image ID: spac0296, NOAA In Space Collection
Location: West Equatorial Pacific Ocean
Photo Date: 1973 December 10

Category: Space/Imagery/Visible/

High Resolution Photo Available

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