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Here are some active volcano pictures. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This image was taken by astronauts from the International Space Station on June 12, 2009 during its eruption. The ash plumes brought by this eruption caused air traffic disruption in the nearby East Asian and North American routes.
This is an amazing view of Mt. Redoubt Volcano in Alaska during its eruption on the night of March 22, 2009. This image was taken by the NASA’s Landsat 5 satellite. Mt. Redoubt is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire where there is active seismic activity.
This image of Mount Belinda eruption was obtained using the data provided by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard the Terra satellite on December 7, 2003.
Here’s an image of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano located in Iceland during one of its recent eruptions in 2010 which was on March 20, 2010. This image was taken by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on March 24, 2010. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano erupted again on April 14, 2010 which was 10 to 20 times more powerful than the March 20 eruption. Here are more Iceland pictures.
This is an image of the Grimsvotn Volcano in Iceland. This photo was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite. The Grimsvotn Volcano is an active volcano which last erupted on November 2, 2004.
We’ve also recorded related episodes of Astronomy Cast about Volcanoes. Listen here, Episode 141: Volcanoes, Hot and Cold.