Every once in a while, the Astronomy Picture of the Day throws in a volcano with all the space imagery. July 13's image was one of the best. Plus, oil production will resume next month in the Cook Inlet, Alaska.
Anak Krakatau erupting as seen from Rataka Island. Image taken by Marco Fulle of Stromboli Online.
I frequent the Astronomy Picture of the Day website run by NASA on a daily basis. Yet somehow today I didn’t check the site until well into the evening and was greeted by one of the best astronomy-volcano images I’ve seen in a while. Marco Fulle of Stromboli Online captured this image of Anak Krakatau erupting (in 2008 or 2009 … its unclear in the caption) with Ursa Major rising over the volcano. There have been quite a few volcano-related images on APOD, but alas, they don’t have a “volcano” category in the archives. It is well worth checking out each day if you’re looking for great science imagery.