Sakurajima Volcano in Kyushu, Japan • Earth.com

Last update: June 1st, 2020 at 3:07 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Sakurajima Volcano in Kyushu, Japan.

Sakurajima formed over 13,000 years ago and is now one of Japan’s most active volcanoes. Its summit is 1,117 meters high and is lined with several craters. To the north is the Kita-dake crater, which last erupted roughly 5,00 years ago. On the south side, the Minami-dake and Showa craters experience frequent eruptions and are responsible for the plume of ash visible in the photo.

This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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