Earth Observatory: Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Earth Observatory: Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands
Description:
This image was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station early in the June 12, 2009 eruption of Russia's Sarychev Peak. See Earth Observatory: Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands for a detailed explanation and quality animation of the event. Also, see this Bad Astronomy post for a video of the eruption at different speeds.
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=38985" target="_blank">NASA</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/sarychev-peak-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: NASA; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/sarychev-peak-large.jpg
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August 1, 2009 - August 16, 2009