Astronaut Captures Gorgeous Image Of Volcanic Eruption In Russia
The smoking mountain
Astronaut, noted photographer, and current ISS resident Tim Peake took this gorgeous picture of an plume of ash and gas billowing out of an erupting volcano earlier today.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that this particular volcano’s activity has been seen from space. Another (unidentified) astronaut captured an image of the volcano erupting in November of 2013. Because the ISS was flying over 930 miles to the south and west of the volcano (instead of directly over it), it almost looks like the picture was taken from a plane instead of from a space station.