Etna Volcano at Night

October 05, 2022

Stelle  e fuoco sull'Etna (1)

Photographer: Teresa Molinaro 
Summary Author: Teresa Molinaro 

Shown above is the glowing skyscape I observed as Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy) was erupting on a starry night earlier this year. This stratovolcano is the most active in Europe. In fact, it's erupted so often the past two years that new volcanic material has added to its height by approximately 100 ft (30 m). A larger eruption had occurred several days before (late May 2022), but when I arrived weak explosive activity was still in progress -- emission of volcanic sand from Etna's South-East crater. I was on the opposite side of the mountain at the time and was intent on capturing both the starry sky and Montebello's lingering flames. Photo taken on June 2, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

Photo Details: Nikon D7500 camera; F/3.5; 30 second exposure; ISO 800; 18 mm Nikkor lens.

Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy Coordinates: 37.7510, 14.9934

Related Links:
Mount Etna Eruption of May 29, 2022
Teresa’s Website