Monday, July 13, 2009

Anak Krakatau and and the Dipper

If you follow my blog you know that I really like volcanoes. This photo came out yesterday in Astronomy Picture of the Day. Fantastic!

Anak Krakatau is the "Child of Krakatoa". Krakatoa if you haven't heard of it, blew away it's entire island, was heard nearly 3,000 miles away, and killed over 36,000 people from the resulting tsunami back in 1883 when it had it's biggest eruption. One of the biggest and nastiest volcanic eruptions in recorded history.

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