On Track to Break a NASA Record, Astronaut Tweets Photo of Chilean Volcano Eruption From Space

March 29, 2016 Updated: March 29, 2016
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Dozens of photos and videos of the Copahue Volcano eruption, located on the border of Chile and Argentina, have surfaced online—but the vantage points have all been from Earth. 

Astronaut Jeff Williams, who is about to surpass Scott Kelly for the most time spent in space, tweeted a photo of the eruption from NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) in the early afternoon of March 28.

Check out the photo here:

During his current six-month mission, 58-year-old Williams will become the American record holder for the most cumulative days in space, topping Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly, who just completed his one-year mission on March 1.

Williams’s current trip will be his fourth to space and third six-month stay at the ISS. Upon completion of this mission, he will have totaled a whopping 534 days in space since 1996. 

Williams, along with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, will wrap up their mission, Expedition 48, on June 5.