Sometimes, actually quite often, Mother Nature leaves you speechless:
Longwave infrared channel via #GOESWest of the #Tonga eruption.. one of the most incredible satellite animations I've ever seen. The relative warmth of the ash cloud atop the very cold tropospheric convective anvil. Waves upon waves. Simply incredible. pic.twitter.com/MoBcIxkblW— William Churchill (@ChurchillWx) January 15, 2022
If the infrared view doesn’t make your mouth drop, check out the visible image from space:
Tonga's Hunga Tonga volcano just had one of the most violent volcano eruptions ever captured on satellite. pic.twitter.com/M2D2j52gNn— US StormWatch (@US_Stormwatch) January 15, 2022
Sadly, this did generate a tsunami, hopefully everyone on Tonga was prepared.
🎥 Tsunami incoming at Tonga after volcano eruption pic.twitter.com/QgrxNXHOSA— ASB News / MILITARY〽️ (@ASBMilitary) January 15, 2022