Jonathan Stone

Pyroclastic flows and the International Space Station

By totally unexpected chance, the ISS streaks across the sky behind the erupting Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat West Indies. The incandescent andesite lava breaks off forming glowing rockfalls and pyroclastic flows, which cause ash to swirl into the air. A rising full moon casts an ethereal glow over the landscape, illuminating detail that would otherwise remain hidden.

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