Fountains of lava and ash spew out of Mount Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes, in the early morning hours of April 1 on the Italian island of Sicily.

Photo: Boris Behncke

Volcanic fireworks

Fountains of lava and ash spew out of Mount Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes, in the early morning of April 1 on the Italian island of Sicily.

 

The photo was captured by volcanologist Boris Behncke, who lives less than 10 miles away, during the peak of one of Etna's most explosive episodes in recent years. Etna, which means "furnace" in ancient Phoenician, is in a near-constant state of activity and has the longest period of documented eruptions in the world.

 


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Bright neon orange streams of lava pour down the side of Mount Etna just before dawn on April 1.

Photo: Boris Behncke

Rivulets of fire and ash

Bright neon orange streams of lava pour down the side of Mount Etna just before dawn on April 1. The fiery episode, which is the 23rd of its kind since January 2011, lasted for an hour and a half.

 


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