April 3, 2013 Eruption of Etna

May 02, 2013

Apr3eruptionBIMG_4274 (2)

Photographer: Giuseppe Pappa
Summary Author: Giuseppe Pappa; Jim Foster

The photo above showing Mount Etna erupting for the ninth time this year was taken on the afternoon of April 3 from near Catania, Italy, on the island of Sicily. Etna’s new southeast crater was the focus of the most recent flash eruption (fountains of lava). According to eyewitnesses this eruption was particularly loud, even at a distance of 4 mi (6.4 km). Note that in spite of the eruptive activity of this past winter, snow still sticks to the flanks of the 10,900 ft (3,325 m) volcano.

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 1100D; Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III; Focal Length: 55mm; Aperture: f/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 100; Software: Digital Photo Professional.