Nasa Released a stunning video of the Sarychev Volcanic eruption as taken from the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts aboard the ISS just happened to have been passing above the natural event and captured this stunning 3D visual as the orbited over the site.

On June 12, 2009, a fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) made it possible for an astronaut on board to capture Sarychev Volcano in the early stages of eruption. The volcano is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island, which is part of the Kuril Islands, a chain of 56 islands northeast of Japan. The eruption sent a plume of brown-colored ash and white steam rising into the atmosphere. The plume was so immense that it cast a large shadow on the island. Sarychev is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain. Prior to June 12, the last explosive eruption occurred in 1989, with eruptions in 1986, 1976, 1954, and 1946 also producing lava flows.

The crew of the International Space Station was able to photograph the eruption of the Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is situated in the Kuril Islands chain in the northwest end of Matua Island.