acquired March 28, 2017

Ash and Snow at Kambalny



On March 28, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this natural-color image of volcanic activity at Kambalny. Note the dark shading on the lower half of the scene; this is likely ash laying on top of the snow.

Located on the southern end of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Kambalny is a stratovolcano. Prior to this week, its last eruption may have been about 250 years ago.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Joshua Stevens.