A NASA satellite has demonstrated that the best place to view an erupting volcano is from 438 miles straight up.

On April 29, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite passed over Indonesia‘s Flores Sea and snapped several shots of Paluweh island, the scene of a volcanic eruption in progress.

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