Etna eruption seen from the International Space Station



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Deutsch: Ausbruch des Ätna am 30. Oktober 2002, fotografiert von der Internationalen Raumstation ISS. Dieses Bild zeigt eine Detailaufnahme des Vulkanausbruchs, währenddem ein zweites von der ISS aufgenommenes Bild die weiträumigen Auswirkungen (Aschewolke) aufzeigt.
English: ISS005-E-19024 --- The three-member crew of the Expedition Five mission onboard the International Space Station was able to observe Mt. Etna’s spectacular eruption, and photograph the details of the eruption plume and smoke from fires triggered by the lava as it flowed down the 11,000 ft mountain. This image and a second image (ISS005-E-19016) are looking obliquely to the southeast over the island of Sicily. This wider view (ISS005-E-19024) shows the ash plume curving out toward the horizon, caught first by low-level winds blowing to the southeast, and to the south toward Africa at higher altitudes. Ashfall was reported in Libya, more than 350 miles away. The lighter-colored plumes downslope and north of the summit seen in this frame are produced by forest fires set by lava flowing into the pine forests on the slope of the mountain. This image provides a more three-dimensional profile of the eruption plume. This eruption was one of Etna’s most vigorous in years, volcanologists reported this week. The eruption was triggered by a series of earthquakes on October 27, 2002, they said. These images were taken on October 30. Although schools were closed and air traffic was diverted because of the ash, no towns or villages were reported to have been threatened by the lava flow.
Français : Éruption de l'Etna du 30 octobre 2002, photographiée depuis la Station spatiale internationale. On peut voir le panache éruptif émis par le cratère sommital, ainsi que des incendies causés par des coulées de lave en contrebas. Les poussières du panache sont charriées vers le sud-est par les vents de basse altitudes puis plein sud à plus haute altitude. Des cendres sont ainsi tombées sur la Libye, à plus de 500 km de distance. L'éruption de 2002 est l'une des plus vigoureuses éruptions de l'Etna ces dernières années. Aucun village n'a cependant été détruit par les coulées de lave.
Date 30 October 2002(2002-10-30)
Source http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-5/html/iss005e19024.html or http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/newsletter/PhotographyfromISS/ISS005-E-19024.htm
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