The eruption of Mount Etna in photos from space and on BBC footage
The Etna volcano, which has been active for several weeks, was photographed from space by the Sentinel-2A satellite. In the photo, the column of ash ejected from the volcano is perfectly visible. The latest volcanic eruption injured 10 BBC crew members.
The increased activity of Mount Etna has continued since March 14. The volcano does not let us forget about itself and awakens regularly every few years. But this year’s activity is greater than in recent years. The latest eruption injured 10 waspsób from a BBC television crew, która appeared on site to film footage of monitoring volcanic activityów.
While the footage was being recorded, there was an explosion at the top of the volcano. According to experts, the eruption was caused by contact between lava and snow deposited on top of the volcano. The event was recorded by the BBC, and the European Space Agency‘s Sentinel- 2A satellite took pictures of the eruption from orbit.
The volcanic eruption will long be remembered by the TV crew. Admittedly, 10 people were injuredób, but the whole event could have ended much worse. The footage shows the power of the volcano.
The eruption was also spotted by the European observation network’s Copernicus satellite. Sentinel-2A took pictures of Etna zaróBoth in visible light and infrared light. Tongues of lava and a cloud of ash can be seen in the photographs in detail.
Etna is Europe’s largest active volcano. It is located in Sicily and is 3350 meters highów above sea level (although this value fluctuates due to the volcano’s activity). Current activity draws hundreds of tourists to its regionów, któers want to admire the fascinating spectacle. Due to the increased activity of the volcano, nearby airports have been closed
Experts say Etna is slowly calming down. However, they do not rule out the possibility of further eruptions.