Friday, July 03, 2009

Sarychev Volcano eruption captured by Space Station

The Sarychev Volcano, located on a Russian island off the coast of Japan, erupted on June 12, 2009. The volcano eruption was captured by the International Space Station.

A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.

Watch the video below:


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