|Volcano Mt. Etna (Mongibello) is located in the north-eastern part of Sicily island. Its height is about 3400 meters. It was not active in April 2005.|
The summit as viewed from the northern slope.
|The summit. It was a little bit chilly, -15C, and windy, 20-25 m/s. This time of the year the summit is not crowded. Hot and humid volcanic gas is emitted from the crater's rim and almost instantly condenses into the thick cloud.|
|Of course, I've looked into the crater, but did not see too much.|
|Gas is emitted from the narrow trench along the rim.|
|Lava from the eruption of 2002. It is cold now.|
Volcanic ash emitted after the snowfall.
|This landscape more resembles the Moon or Jupiter's satellites than the Earth.|
|The southern slope of Etna.|
|Some time ago this was a hot lava lake.|
|These boulders were ejected by the volcano.|
|Molten lava, ash, gas -- and life. This is the planet Earth.|
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