Cleveland Volcano, Alaska

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Manned spacecraft have provided some truly amazing and spectacular images of volcanoes. This view was taken from the International Space Station in late May, 2006. On an uncharacteristically clear day in the Aleutians, astronaut Jeffrey Williams caught Cleveland Volcano just after it began erupting. The plume is blowing toward the bottom of the picture. Air rising over the opposite side of the island causes fog to condense on that shore.

Location: 52o 49' 19" N  169o 56' 50"W.

Original Scene

(NASA image)

Possible Coloring

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Created 17 December 2007, Last Update 11 May 2011

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