West Sussex astronaut's spectacular volcanic shot from space

West Sussex astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted a spectacular picture of a volcano smouldering in eastern Russia.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 10:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 11:10 am

The photograph is the latest sent from space by Major Peake, from Chichester, who is one of three crewmen on the International Space Station.

It shows Klyuchevskaya Sopka (15,253ft) - the biggest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula and the highest active volcano of Eurasia

The photograph shows a smoke plume rising from the steep conical volcano, which is warm enough to have no snow on it despite being surrounded by miles of frozen terrain.

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