Mount Elgon

Earth As Art image Mount Elgon

Detailed Description

Clouds encircle the lofty rim of Africa's Mount Elgon, a huge, long-extinct volcano on the border between Uganda and Kenya. The solitary volcano has one of the world's largest intact calderas, a cauldron-like central depression. The caldera is about 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) across and formed following an eruption, when the emptied magma chamber collapsed under the weight of volcanic rock above it.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 3
  • Source: Landsat 5
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Details

Image Dimensions: 7800 x 8400

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Location Taken: EC