Iceland Volcano Plume Captured in Satellite Image
A NASA satellite captured this image of the plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on April 15, 2010.
Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.

As the huge plume of ash and steam from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew east-southeast, threatening to ground aircraft along its track, a NASA satellite captured the cloud in action.