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Spectacular Eruption of Mount Etna – November 17th, 2013

37.7N 14.9E

November 19th, 2013 Category: Volcanoes VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Italy – November 17th, 2013

Visible in the center of this image is Mount Etna, in Sicily, Italy. A white cloud of ash and steam can be seen spewing forth from the volcano, which is already erupting for the third time in 2013 (previous ones were on 11 April and 26 October). Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity.

Plume of Ash from Mount Etna, Italy – April 13th, 2013

37.7N 15.0E

April 13th, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Italy – April 12th, 2013

A plume of ash billows forth from the caldera of Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, and blows due southeastward over the Mediterranean Sea. According to ground reports, the volcano has experienced  a series of paroxysms with lava fountains since the first week of April, and is now also experiencing vulcanian activity – truly explosive activity characterised by a dense cloud of ash-laden gas exploding from the crater and rising high above the peak. These are not something normally seen on Etna where ‘Strombolian’ activity is more common.

Activity at Mount Etna, Italy – March 26th, 2013

37.7N 15.0E

March 26th, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Italy – March 23rd, 2013

Visible just west of the clouds lining the east coast of Sicily is the snow-capped Mounta Etna volcano, the largest of Italy’s three active volcanoes. The faint grey line that can be seen streaming east-southeastward from its peak is a stream of gas and ash from multiple craters.

Apennines and Mount Etna, Italy – May 5th, 2012

40.8N 15.3E

May 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Italy - April 28th, 2012

The Apennine Mountains are a mountain range consisting of parallel smaller chains extending c. 1,200 km (750 mi) along the length of peninsular Italy. Here, their slopes appear mostly brown, with snow-capped peaks in some places. In the southwest they end at Reggio di Calabria, the coastal city at the tip of the peninsula.

Since about 2000 the Ministry of the Environment of Italy, following the recommendations of the Apennines Park of Europe Project, has been defining the Apennines System to include the mountains of north Sicily, for a total distance of 1,500 kilometres (930 mi). Here, the volcano Mount Etna can be observed in eastern Sicily, with brown slopes and a snow-capped peak.

Italy, from the Alps to Mount Etna – March 30th, 2012

42.7N 12.5E

March 30th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

Italy - March 29th, 2012

Snow rests atop the peaks of the Alps, arching across northern Italy and its border with Switzerland, Germany and Austria. South of the mountains lies the valley of the River Po, home to important cities such as Milan (visible as a grey area in the full image), west of Lake Garda. Although the Apennines, the mountain chain that forms the backbone of the peninsula, are snow-free, some snow can be seen at the summit of Mount Etna, in Sicily.