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A Volcano Plume

A volcano track or plume rises over Mount Michael, an active stratovolcano on Saunders Island, about 1600 km from Antarctica. The image was acquired on 7 November 2021 with the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. The image is false color, composed with a combination of shortwave infrared and blue light (OLI bands 7-6-2), to help distinguish the volcano track from the rest of the cloud deck.



—NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the US Geological Survey