The fiery eruptions of Mount Etna seen from space (satellite photos)

Mount Etna erupts, seen from space, on February 18, 2021. (Image credit: Landsat data from the US Geological Survey.)

Mount Etna has been spewing lava across Sicily for weeks during a series of eruptions captured by a large number of Earth-orbiting satellites.

Etna, the most active volcano in all of Europe, has been erupting since 2011. The latest series began on February 16. The volcano erupted that day, again on February 18 and again between February 20 and 23. During these eruptions, lava fountains shot up into the night sky, reaching 0.4 miles (0.7 kilometers) in height at the beginning of the month and reaching 0.9 miles (1.5 km) above the top of the volcano. at the end of the month.

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