On May 2, 2008, Chile's Chaitén Volcano
erupted, blanketing the region in volcanic ash, and releasing plumes of
ash and steam for several weeks. On July 1, 2008, the volcano continued
emitting a plume, and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
(MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image the same day.
In this image, the volcanic plume is
lightest nearest the volcano, where an opaque stream of white blows east-northeast.
Volcanic ash and steam also appear to the north, where the plume takes
on a slightly darker color, appearing pale gray. As in an earlier image,