Military planes flying past Mount Fuji

Photo: Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer/U.S. Air Force

Coming 'round the mountain

A formation of U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft fly past Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, on June 5 after completing a Samurai Surge training mission near a U.S. military base. On clear days, the snow-capped summit of the 12,388-foot active stratovolcano is visible from Tokyo, which lies only 62 miles northeast of the mountain.


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Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.