Over the course of a week, the light brown cloud of ash and smoke can be seen streaming from Popocateptl, and then the white, puffy cumulus clouds develop in the afternoon and sometimes bring rain.
Popocatepetl is located about 34 miles (55 kilometers east of Mexico City. More than 30 million people live within sight of the volcano. "Popocatepetl" is the Aztec word for "smoking mountain," and is North America's second-highest volcano.
NASA's Terra Satellite, the GOES-13 and GOES-11 satellites all captured images of the ash plume from southern Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Volcano. The volcano is located in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province of Chile. Read Post
The Iceland volcano continues to pour out a second ash cloud has wrecked havoc with Europe's air travel. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites orbit the planet daily capturing images of weather, ice and land changes. Over the last three ... Read Post
NASA's Terra satellite has captured another image of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano ash cloud, now moving into Germany. Eyjafjallajökull continues to spew ash into the air and the ash clouds are still impacting air travel in Nor... Read Post