- The Russian volcano Raikoke erupted last weekend for the first time in 95 years.
- The various images captured by astronauts and satellites are breathtaking.
- Raikoke's ash cloud was 8 to 1
The volcano Raikoke on the Russian Kuril Islands south of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula broke out last weekend for the first time since 1924, and the space paintings were out of this world.
A large ash and volcanic gas cloud shot up from the 2,300 foot wide crater of Stratovolcan at 4:00 am on Saturday, June 22nd, ending a 95-year period of calm.
Several satellites and astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have captured breathtaking images of this thick ash cloud as it ascended and finally poured east and was pulled into a storm system over the North Pacific.
ISSThe astronauts shot the photo below, on which the volcanic cloud rises in a narrow column and then spreads in a part of the cloud known as Umbrella Region . This is the area where the density of the ash cloud corresponds to that of the surrounding air, which causes the ash cloud to no longer rise. The volcanic cloud rises in a narrow column and then spreads in a part of the cloud, which is called umbrella region is known.
(NASA Earth Observatory)
"Simon Carn a volcanologist at Michigan Tech, told the NASA Earth Observatory that ambient air is drawn into the column and water vapor is condensed." Or it could be around an ascending cloud of the interaction between magma and seawater, since Raikoke is a small island and is likely to flow into the water. "
This next image was taken using NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra Satellite Saturday morning, June 22. NASA said the most concentrated ash was on the western edge of the cloud above the Raikoke volcano when the picture was taken Raikoke Volcano on the morning of June 22, 2019.