Snowfall Covering Summit of Mount Etna, Italy – March 8th, 201137.7N 14.9E
The summit of Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, is covered with snow in this winter image. The sides of the famous stratovolcano are lacking in vegetation and thus appear dark greyish grown.
During the year 2010, the summit craters of Etna were the site of intermittent, minor explosive activity, which produced only minor quantities of ash and no lava flows. The vent on the east side of the Southeast Crater cone became again active in late December; activity then intensified in early January 2011.