Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand.
Mount Ruapehu is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand, within Tongariro National Park. The North Island’s major ski resorts and only glaciers are on its slopes. Ruapehu is the highest point (Tahurangi, 2,797m) on the North Island. The 1945 eruption emptied Crater Lake and dammed the outlet with tephra. The crater slowly refilled with water, until on 24 December 1953 the tephra dam collapsed causing a lahar in the Whangaehu River with 151 casualties.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.