Jaw-dropping satellite imagery of the volcanic eruption in Tonga.

The above view is from Himawari-8, this view below is a bit higher resolution via GOES-17.

Truly incredible imagery.
Not surprisingly, lightning detected too.

Blue dots on paused frame represent strikes picked up by GOES-17.
The imagery of this eruption is something to behold.
Different perspective shows the waves propagating outward from the eruption.
That's all the imagery I'll be posting for a bit.

Explore it yourself: col.st/NdNP2.
Made a quick montage of all this imagery: .
We now have some one-minute infrared imagery of the ongoing eruption, via GOES-17.

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