A Green Flash from the Sun Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias) The Sun itself does not turn partly green or red -- the effect is caused by layers of the Earth's atmosphere acting like a prism.
Four months after it began, the underwater volcanic eruption off El Hierro Island persists. This natural-color satellite image, collected on February shows the site of the eruption, near the fishing village of La Restinga.
Terra satellite shot of the Canary Islands and coast of Africa, showing impact of the currents off the islands and crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Tenerife is the island in the middle that looks like a fat ladle.