Iceland Volcano Seen From Space
Lava fountains glow red against the snowy expanse around Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced AY-uh-full-ay-ho-kul) volcano in a satellite picture taken March 24, 2010.
Four days earlier, the volcano had roared to life after a 190-year hiatus, sending up 30-story-tall pillars of lava, along with plumes of ash and volcanic gases. (See more pictures of the Iceland volcano eruption.)
In the picture above—snapped by the Advanced Land Imager aboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite—a steam plume also rises where the lava flow meets snow, adding to the billowing white clouds streaming from the volcano.
As of March 31, the Iceland volcano is still erupting, and it may continue for several months, according to NASA.