Thursday, April 05, 2007
This NASA photo shows, "the Shiveluch Volcano on the Russian Federation's Kamchatka Peninsula erupt[ing], sending an ash cloud skyward roughly 9,750 meters (32,000 feet). Satellites often capture images of volcanic ash plumes, but usually as the plumes are blowing away. This image, however, is different. It shows the gray-brown ash cloud suspended directly over the summit."