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TechnologyIncredible Photo from the Space Station Shows Raikoke Volcano Erupting

00:05  26 june  2019
00:05  26 june  2019 Source:   gizmodo.com

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Raikoke volcano on the Kuril Islands erupting on June 22, 2019. Photo : ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit Astronauts aboard the International Space Station caught the spectacular eruption of the Raikoke volcano off of Russia’s Kamchatka

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Incredible Photo from the Space Station Shows Raikoke Volcano Erupting© Photo: ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson S... Raikoke volcano on the Kuril Islands erupting on June 22, 2019.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station caught the spectacular eruption of the Raikoke volcano off of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula over the weekend.

It’s a pretty amazing view. Here’s the entire image:

Incredible Photo from the Space Station Shows Raikoke Volcano Erupting© Photo: ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson S...

The image shows the classic shape of a volcanic plume rising, and then ash spreading at the top. It’s surrounded by a ring of white clouds, likely either water vapor condensing out of the air or steam from magma entering the water, Simon Carn, a volcanologist at Michigan Tech, said in a NASA Earth Observatory post. Aircraft and satellite data show that the ash could have reached altitudes of 8 to 10 miles.

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station caught the spectacular eruption of the Raikoke volcano off of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula over the weekend. It’s a pretty amazing view. The image shows the classic shape of a volcanic plume rising, and then ash spreading at the top.

An astronaut's photo of the Raikoke volcano erupting on June 22, 2019. (Image credit: NASA). One of the images was shot by an Expedition 59 astronaut at the International Space Station on the An image from the Suomi NPP weather satellite shows the Raikoke volcano from space a few

Incredible Photo from the Space Station Shows Raikoke Volcano Erupting© Image: Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory

Volcanic plumes that are tall enough to reach the stratosphere are of special interest to volcanologists, since they impact climate and aviation the most, according to the NASA release.

Raikoke is an uninhabited volcanic island with a 1,808-foot peak and is part of the Kuril Islands, an archipelago that spans from Japan to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. It sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the Pacific tectonic plate meets other tectonic plates and where most of the worlds’ earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place.

Incredible Photo from the Space Station Shows Raikoke Volcano Erupting© Photo: Bigwumpus (Wikimedia Commons) Raikoke prior to the most recent eruption.

Raikoke previously erupted in 1924 and in 1778. The Kuril Islands have other active volcanoes, as well. In 2009, the ISS flew over the Sarychev volcano in the islands and snapped a photo. That image generated lots of scientific debate about the eruption’s specific features, according to another NASA Earth Observatory post.

The volcano’s ash plume is currently drifting north over the Bering Sea as of yesterday, according to the European Space Agency.

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