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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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June 21/22, 2019 eruption of Raikoke volcano as seen by JMA's Himawari-8 - Visible. Real Images from the Solar System!

On June 12, 2009, a fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) made it possible for an astronaut on board to capture Sarychev Volcano in the

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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The new eruption sent a brown plume of volcanic ash through the white cloud deck. Estimates for the plume height from the Tokyo VAAC are ~13 kilometers (43,000 feet) Ever wonder what volcanoes are erupting ? How tsunamis form and where? What rocks can tell us about ancient environments?

This photo , taken in 2006, shows an aerial view of Mt Cleveland as it erupts - an ash cloud bursting Magma that feeds eruptions of ash and lava flows from the volcano is generated by subduction of This image shows Sfax, Tunisia as it appears from the International Space Station and highlights

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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