Ghostly, Ethereal Island

The volcanic island Ostrov Shikotan as seen by The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

Looking rather otherworldly, this haunting view of Shikotan-to island shows ghostly swirls of sea ice surrounding the snow-covered volcanic island. Also known as Ostrov Shikotan, this island is at the southern end of a volcanic archipelago called the Kuril Chain, which is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The chain stretches approximately 1,300 km (810 mi) northeast from Japan, off the coast of Russia. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image of Shikotan on February 14, 2011. (…) Read the rest of As Seen from Space: Ghostly, Ethereal Island (130 words)

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