Volcanic Eruption seen from Space

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This is pretty cool. It's a view from the Space Station of a volcanic eruption in Russia's Kurile islands, north of Japan. (NASA photo)

https://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/im...oke-erupts

You can see how the plume of volcanic ash is being propelled much higher than the surrounding low clouds.


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Here's a short video of the eruption taken from a NOAA weather satellite in the Western Pacific that gives an idea of how energetic this thing is

https://twitter.com/NOAASatellites/statu...0204033026
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#2
Clearly mushroom clouds were known long before the 20th century. The Tsar Bomb would pale in contrast to a supervolcano eruption, the latter by itself potentially triggering a prolonged global winter event.
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