NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured the eruption of Manaro Volcano, Ambae, Vanuatu.

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The photo captured on July 27, 2018 shows that a powerful burst of energy pushed gas and ash into the upper troposphere and stratosphere. In extreme cases, like the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo, the tiny aerosol particles can scatter so much sunlight that they cool Earth’s surface below. The Ambae eruption was too small to cause such cooling.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: CNN

Reference: The Biggest Eruption of 2018 Was Not Where You Think (NASA Earth Observatory)
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