Striking bull’s-eye-shaped clouds form above erupting La Palma volcano

A satellite image of the concentric cloud rings above La Palma created by its erupting volcano. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory/MODIS/Aqua satellite)

New satellite images have revealed a stunning pattern of concentric cloud rings, resembling a bull’s-eye, that was formed by the continued eruption of the volcano on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands. 

The La Cumbre Vieja volcano, meaning “The Old Summit” in Spanish, has been erupting since Sept. 19 for the first time in more than 50 years, Live Science previously reported. The eruption has forced thousands of locals to evacuate as massive lava flows, which were visible from space, burned through farmland, roads and houses on the southwestern part of the island. 

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