Volcano’s Effects Reached Space

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted in January, and satellites in space detected hurricane-speed winds and and strange electric currents.

IMAGE: The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption on Jan. 15, 2022, caused many effects, some illustrated here, that were felt around the world and even into space. Some of those effects, like extreme winds and unusual electric currents were picked up by NASA’s ICON mission and ESA’s (the European Space Agency) Swarm. Image not to scale. CREDIT: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith

Back in January, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted and was literally heard around the world. Even Beth, in California, heard the sonic boom that day…

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