Indonesia’s Sangeang Api volcano came alive on Friday with an explosive eruption that sent a towering column of ash and dust as high as 65,000 feet into the atmosphere.
The volcano in the Lesser Sunda Islands continues to erupt, and the ash plume has spread to Australia, causing all commercial flights into and out of the city of Darwin to be cancelled.
Several spectacular images of the eruption have been making the rounds on Twitter. Here are two of them:
— Observing Space (@ObservingSpace) May 30, 2014
— Richard Allan (@rpallanuk) May 30, 2014