Landsat satellite image shows June 27th lava flow

Landsat satellite image shows June 27th lava flow...

Detailed Description

This satellite image was captured on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by the Landsat 8 satellite. Although this is a false-color image, the color map has been chosen to mimic what the human eye would expect to see. Bright red pixels depict areas of very high temperatures and show active lava. White areas are clouds. The lava flow field is partly obscured by clouds, but the image shows much of the activity on the June 27th flow. Active breakouts are scattered over a wide area northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with the farthest active lava about 7.8 km (4.8 miles) from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Image Dimensions: 3164 x 2406

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