2015 Mount Etna Eruption

December 09, 2015

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Photographer: Giuseppe Pappa
Summary Authors: Giuseppe Pappa; Jim Foster
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These photos of Mount Etna were captured from Nicolosi, Catania, Sicily on December 6, 2015, at about 7:00 p.m. Mount Etna is once again erupting, ejecting fountains of gas and ash nearly 2 mi (3.2 km) above its approximately 10,925 ft (3,330 m) summit and pasty lava up to about 0.5 mi (0.9 km) into the air. Historically one of the most active volcanoes on our planet, it last erupted in 2013.   
Photo Details: Top - Canon 1100 D camera; ISO 1600; 6.0 second exposure, f/3.5; 21 mm focal length. Bottom - same except: 3.0 second exposure, f/8; 300 mm focal length.