Astronauts traveling to the International Space Station see things that the rest of us can only imagine. As the orbiting laboratory orbits the earth quickly, it offers its residents the opportunity to see all sorts of stunning sights. On the morning of June 22, one of those sights happened to be a volcano blasting its tip in the Pacific Ocean.  In a recent post on the Earth Observatory's web portal, NASA is showing a really beautiful snapshot of the Raikoke Volcano, which forcibly spits ash into the sky. The volcano, considered to be its own uninhabited island, is not known for frequent outbreaks, making it a particularly rare event.
NASA offers the following summary of what we see in the photo:
In the morning On June 22, astronauts shot a photo of the volcanic plume that rose in a narrow column and then into what was known as the umbrella region Banner spread. This is the area in which the density of the cloud and the ambient air equalize and the cloud stops rising. The cloud ring at the foot of the pillar seems to be water vapor.
The volcano decides to wake up very rarely, as the most recent eruption took place in 1
The eruption did not create any immediate danger, as there were no inhabitants on the island, but it threw up a lot of ash and dust that traveled the sky for several miles. The winds in the area drove much of the ash out to sea. The explosion also produced a cloud of sulfur dioxide that scientists saw as separating from the ash cloud and spreading across the ocean.