In the South Pacific Ocean, the Ambyrm Volcano, originally captured in an image taken on April 27, continued to erupt in mid-May 2004. This image was acquired by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite on May 15. Vanuatu Island is pictured at the top left of the image, and a plume of volcanic ash is drifting southeastward from Ambrym, which is near the Island’s center. MODIS detected a thermal signature (marked in yellow) in addition to the ash plume. The scene is available in <a href="http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2004136-0515/Vanuatu.A2004136.0225.500m.jpg" target="outlink">other resolutions</a>. Sensor: ADEOS/ADEOS.