Mount Etna, Alpenglow and Belt of Venus

May 12, 2020

Venus Belt and Alpenglow on Moutn Etna - Unesco World Heritage Site EPODMay 2020 Viewers' Choice

Photographer: Dario Giannobile
Summary Author: Dario Giannobile 

The photo above shows the snowcapped Etna volcano and in the foreground the small town of Bronte (Sicily, Italy), known for the production of pistachios. Etna’s peak is bathed in a golden glow. At ground-level, the Sun has already set. Note that the camera is facing east. Just above the distant horizon, a broad, pinkish band of light, known as the belt of Venus, can be observed. It’s reclining on the rising Earth’s shadow, which is best seen to the left of the volcano. Like the flanks of Etna, the top of the Earth’s shadow is illuminated by the day’s last rays of sunshine.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS 6D; Software: Adobe Photoshop 21.1 (Windows); Exposure Time: 0.400s (1/3); Aperture: ƒ/11.0; ISO equivalent: 200; Focal Length: 50.0mm; Lens: 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 014.