If you thought volcanic eruptions looked good from the ground, wait until you see what they look like from space.
Less Dante's Peak, more that bit where Sarah Connor has the vision of the apocalypse in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration but it does genuinely looks like a nuclear bomb went off. This was the sight that was captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station after the Sarychev volcano on the Kuril Islands, Russia erupted back in 2009 and is now doing the rounds on Twitter as people rediscover it.
Volcano eruption taken from the International Space Station. pic.twitter.com/L7jPGPw3u3
— Philip Morris (@phil500) September 27, 2014
Even the powers of Pierce Brosnan & Tommy Lee Jones combined wouldn't have saved you from this one.
Via The Telegraph