Back in June, astronauts onboard the International Space Station took a few spectacular photos of the Sarychev Peak volcano as it exploded in a 8-kilometre high plume of ash and gas. Now they have released an even more spectacular video.
The ISS was flying 354 kilometres over the island of Matua when the volcano erupted in a pyroclastic flow, a howling mass of ash and gas that moves at 209km/h, reaching temperatures up to 600C. Such a terrible mayhem, yet so beautiful. [Liveleak]