Astronaut on board ISS captured the eruption of Raikoke Volcano, Russia.

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Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778. The dormant period ended on June 22, 2019, when a vast plume of ash and volcanic gases shot up from its 700-meter-wide crater. The plume recorded over 2000km. Several satellites—as well as astronauts on the International Space Station—observed as a thick plume rose and then streamed east as it was pulled into the circulation of a storm in the North Pacific.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

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