Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tungurahua Erupts


Credit & Copyright: Patrick Taschler
Explanation: Volcano Tungurahua erupted spectacularly last year. Pictured above, molten rock so hot it glows visibly pours down the sides of the 5,000-meter high Tungurahua, while a cloud of dark ash is seen being ejected toward the left. Wispy white clouds flow around the lava-lit peak, while a star-lit sky shines in the distance. The above image was captured last year as ash fell around the adventurous photographer. Located in Ecuador, Tungurahua has become active roughly every 90 years since for the last 1,300 years. Volcano Tungurahua has started erupting again this year and continues erupting at a lower level even today.

5 comments:

Farmer John said...

I'm rather the surprised that the heat is disrupting the air currents more.

Farmer John said...

erratum- isn't (not is)

Gayle said...

I'm very grateful I don't live anywhere near it! :)

The Merry Widow said...

The Ring of Fire is getting rather active lately...
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Brooke said...

Right on schedule, huh?