A black spot on a white landscape

The black lava field is clearly visible on the snowy …

The black lava field is clearly visible on the snowy landscape. The right hand corner shows an enlarged image of the lavafield. Gervitunglamynd/Veðurstofa Íslands

The Iceland met office has released an interesting satellite image taken by the MODIS satellite yesterday. It shows the Holuhran lava field clearly, as the sole dark spot on an otherwise snow-covered country. 

The lava field is now over 83 square kilometres in size. 

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