Cancer solstice 2020
The Cancer solstice, with the Sun directly over the Tropic of Cancer, took place in 2020 on 20 June at 21:43 UTC.
Eruption of the Raikoke volcano
A powerful, rare eruption from Raikoke volcano in the Kuril Islands on 21 June 2019, could be clearly seen on satellite imagery.
Violent blast from Sinabung volcano
Ash plumes from the eruption of the Indonesian volcano Sinabung could be seen in satellite imagery on 19 February 2018.
Record-breaking smoke from Canadian fires seen over Europe
High level smoke from Canadian wildfires, which started raging in early July 2017, could be seen as far as the Alps in August.