NASA Caught Rare Glimpse of Raikoke Volcano Erupting in Russia – Check Amazing Photos From Space

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An enormous volcanic eruption has been photographed from space by NASA and Nexter.org wants to share the picture with you.

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

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Source:  ISS

 

The image shows the 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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Source:  Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory

 

The volcano last erupted in 1924 but rumbled back to life on June 22.

“Several satellites—as well as astronauts on the International Space Station—observed as a thick plume rose,” NASA said in a statement.

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Source:  ISS

 

“It streamed east as it was pulled into the circulation of a storm in the North Pacific.”

Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is nestled among the Kuril Islands, which traces a line between Russia and Japan.

Unlike other volcanoes in the region, Raikoke seldom erupts, meaning the recent images offer a rare chance to study it.

Source: Bigwumpus

“Weather officials warned aircrafts flying over the area to be careful of any volcanic ash following the eruption,” the European Space Agency said in a statement.


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NASA Caught Rare Glimpse of Raikoke Volcano Erupting in Russia - Check Amazing Photos From Space
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