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Archive: Dec 2018

Eruption of Mount Etna in Italy

A sequence of VIIRS True Color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) images from NOAA-20 and Suomi NPP viewed using RealEarth (above) showed the volcanic ash plume from an eruption of Mount Etna in Italy on 24 December 2018.A toggle between NOAA-20 VIIRS True Color RGB and Infrared Window (11.45 µm) images (below) revealed... Read More

Satellite signatures of a meteor in the Bering Sea

A meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the Bering Sea (east of Kamchatka) on 18 December 2018. Himawari-8 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) showed a bright streak at 23:50 UTC — and a dark-colored debris trail was also evident northwest of this bright streak, which subsequently drifted northeastward. Signatures... Read More