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Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (NASA, International Space Station, 05/23/06) | by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
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Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (NASA, International Space Station, 05/23/06)

Editor's Note: this is an archive image from 2006. Like this one a lot!

 

Eruption of Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station. This eruption was first reported to the Alaska Volcano Observatory by astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams, NASA space station science officer and flight engineer. This image, acquired shortly after the beginning of the eruption, captures the ash plume moving west-southwest from the summit vent. The eruption was short-lived; the plume had completely detached from the volcano summit two hours later.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

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