Emirati astronaut captures image of Taal Volcano from space

Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi shared on social media a breathtaking aerial view of Taal Volcano which he photographed from space.

“Hello, Philippines! I captured this image of Taal Volcano, one of the smallest volcanoes in the world and the 2nd most active one in the Philippines, from the ISS (International Space Station),” he wrote in the caption.

“The deeper we look at Earth from space, the more we understand its unique geographical diversity,” he added.

Taal Volcano has been described by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) as “very small but dangerous”. It has had several violent eruptions in the past, causing deaths on the island and the populated areas surrounding Taal Lake.

Meanwhile, Al Neyadi, who is entering his final weeks on the ISS, is one of the first two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He became the first Arab to perform a spacewalk.