Storm, Stars and Mt Etna

October 14, 2021

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Photographer: Giovanni Tumino 

Summary Author: Giovanni Tumino

The photo above shows a summer thunderstorm illuminating a portion of the flank of Mt. Etna, in Sicily, Italy, as city lights light up the night sky in the vicinity of Etna’s base. This stratovolcano (11,014 ft or 3,357 m), one of the most active on the planet, isn’t contributing to the glow of the sky here as it’s been relatively quiet since this past February. Note that stars are shining brightly above the top of the storm. Photo taken on July 18, 2021, from Ragusa, Italy.

Photo details: Canon EOS RA; SIGMA 85 mm lens; f/1.4; f/4; four 15 seconds exposures; ISO1600; combined in Photoshop

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