The Cerro Hudson Volcano erupted on Oct. 27 and spread light gray ash over snowfall in the southernmost Andes mountains of Chile. NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over the volcano on October 31, 2011 at 19:10 UTC (2:10 p.m. EDT) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured this image of the light gray ash on top of the white snow.
Earthquake-Report.com reported a minor eruption of ash came from the Cerro Hudson volcano, on Oct. 27, 2011. The ash cloud reached heights between 1.2 and 1.6 miles (2000 to 2500 meters) high. The Cerro Hudson volcano is located near the Chile and Argentina border. It is the southernmost volcano in the Chilean Andes.
The volcano is located about 500 miles to the north of Punta Arenas, Chile, where NASA is currently running the Operation Ice Bridge mission. IceBridge is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. These flights will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice. For more information about Operation Ice Bridge, visit: www.nasa.gov/icebridge.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center