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Volcano Blows Awesome Smoke Ring!

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 03:03 PM
Totally amazing. This thing lasts for quite a while too. As a smoker, I always prided myself in my cool smoke rings - but not any more, this volcano just swept my hard-earned talent right under the rug.

This video put me in a much better mood after realizing this morning I had wasted two hours looking into purely negative things. I wonder if it is the information, or the bad mood I am searching for sometimes. ATS can be a tricky place to find material for research at times. So my two cents? Blow off some steam - like this volcano.

Volcano Blows Smoke Ring!! Ha! Volcano blows spectacular smoke ring. A rare phenomenon, where a visible vortex ring of steam and gas is expelled from a volcanic vent. Under special conditions, gas and steam expelled from a vent can form gas rings.

It probably requires a particular geolometric configuration of a circular vent exit, as well as expulsion of gas in individual puffs with just the right velocity. This phenomenon is quite rare, but has been witnessed at several volcanoes, including Stromboli and Etna.

At Etna, a spectacular period lasting several months was observed in 2000, when one of its vents created hundreds of smoke rings each day, in rapid succession

posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 03:30 PM
Well, now... isn't that special.

I've never seen anything like that before. I like it. Thanks for sharing this.

posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by ThinkingCap

That sure looks alot like my thread

posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 03:51 PM

Curse you Vand, and your little dog too!

posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:34 PM
Volcanoes, once again proving how awesome nature truly is

posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:01 AM
Hi there,

Sorry...not really a 'personal story' or anything fitting with the Gray Area...and as has been pointed out inthread - Subject Already Posted

Locking thread now.

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