Mauna Loa volcano summit covered with snow

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Published on 20 December 2021

On 6 December 2021, a "Kona Low" storm system landed on Hawaii’s shores. During the storm, the lowest temperatures in 56 years were recorded in the archipelago, as well as heavy rain and snowfall.

This false-colour image, acquired on 18 December by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites, shows the Mauna Loa volcano’s summit still covered in snow more than ten days after the event.
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Data from Copernicus satellites allow the monitoring of snow cover around the world in high definition.

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