Ruang Island centers, it is brown in color above to the both right and left are other islands that are a vibrant green color. large white cumulus clouds span the image top right down past ruang to the bottom left.

A Blanket of Ash from Ruang

The powerful eruption lofted ash high into the atmosphere and spread tephra and other volcanic debris across the small island in Indonesia. View the full story

Credits: NASA Earth Observatory / Michala Garrison