By Erika Owen
Updated: January 21, 2017
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In 2009, the International Space Station (ISS) caught video of Russia's Sarychev Volcano eruption, a stratovolcano—meaning it was built of alternate layers of lava and ash—that covers most of Matua island.

We already know that the Northern Lights, hurricanes, the Southern Lights, and the world's most recognizable natural landmarks look amazing from miles above the Earth's surface. And a volcanic eruption is no exception.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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