The powerful eruption of the Raikoke volcano was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station on Saturday.
The amazing image, which shows a huge plume of smoke rising up and surrounded by white clouds, was released by NASA Earth Observatory.
BIZARRE CREATURE WASHED UP ON AUSTRALIAN BEACH, STUNS LOCALS This NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens shows the eruption of the Raikoke volcano.
(NASA) The ring of clouds at the base of the plume appears to be water vapor, according to the space agency.
ATTEMPTED WHALE SHARK MATING CAUGHT ON CAMERA FOR FIRST TIME EVER This image released by NASA shows the location of the Raikoke volcano.
(NASA) “The ring of white puffy clouds at the base of the column might be a sign of ambient air being drawn into the column and the condensation of water vapor.
Or it could be a rising plume from interaction between magma and seawater because Raikoke is a small island and flows likely entered the water," Carn added.