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Sarychev volcano (Russia’s Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) - The plume has hit a layer of air with moisture in it. It’s raised by the plume causing a reduction in pressure (its now higher). That causes the moisture to form a cloud.

Here’s a striking view of Sarychev Volcano in Kuril Islands of Japan going through its early stage of eruption, taken from the orbit of the International Space Station in June For more info on this picture, head over to NASA’s Earth Observatory!