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9 images of volcanoes as seen from space

By: Katherine Butler on April 29, 2012, 6:35 p.m.
Cleveland Volcano

Photo: NASA

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Cleveland in the Aleutian Islands

This photo was taken on May 23, 2006, by flight engineer Jeff Williams on board the International Space Station. As NASA describes the photo, “This picture shows the ash plume moving west-southwest from the volcano’s summit. A bank of fog (upper right) is a common feature around the Aleutian Islands.” NASA further shares that the event didn’t last long, since two hours later the plume had disappeared. The Cleveland Volcano erupted again in 2011 in an event described as a “slow effusion of magma” by John Power, an expert at the Alaska Volcano Observatory.