Astronaut Tim Peaks Captures Stunning Shot Of Erupting Volcano From Space

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This incredible picture from Brit astronaut Tim Peake shows an erupting volcano viewed from 249 miles above Earth.

Taken from the International Space Station (ISS), the incredibly detailed photo shows the volcano in the centre, peaking above the clouds, with smoke pouring from it.

Snow and ice around the top have been melted away by the heat bellowing out from the Klyuchevskaya volcano on Russia’s east coast.

The immense coverage of white in the picture would make it seem there was no heat source but the smoke is a giveaway.

Major Peake tweeted alongside the shot: “Spotted a volcano smoking away on Russia’s far east coast this morning – heat has melted snow around top.”

The Klyuchevskaya volcano is the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano in Europe and Asia.

It has been almost continually active since it first erupted in 1697.

Major Peake has amassed over half a million Twitter followers during his time in space, sharing countless breathtaking images in his first few months.

Pic: Twitter/astro_timpeake

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