This one-meter resolution IKONOS satellite image shows a smoky plume of volcanic ash rising from the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano located in southern Iceland. The plume’s shadow can be seen against the whitish-colored Eyjafjallajokull Glacier. According to news reports, the volcano erupted on March 20,2010 for the first time in almost 200 years. The image was taken by GeoEye‘s IKONOS satellite from 423 miles in space on Saturday, April 17, 2010 as it moved from north to south over Iceland at a speed of four miles per second.
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