Volcán de Fuego at Night

November 12, 2015

Eruption light polution

Photographer: Elisa Escamilla
Summary Authors: Elisa Escamilla; Jim Foster

The photo above shows Guatemala's Volcán de Fuego, in silhouette, as observed on the night of December 20, 2014. Fuego (12,346 ft or 3,763 m), one of the most active volcanoes in Central America, erupted on this clear starry night; a plume of flame, ash and smoke undulates on westward winds toward Guatemala's less fiery stratovolcanoes. Note the light pollution behind Fuego from Guatemala City and other urban areas.

Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D800; Lens: 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length: 12mm (35mm equivalent: 12mm); Aperture: ƒ/7.1; Exposure Time: 89.000 s; ISO equiv: 1000; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh).