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Beautiful pictures of Tungurahua Volcano Erupts

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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 02:29 PM

Volcano Tungurahua sometimes erupts spectacularly. 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 in 2006 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.

Source: APOD

With the Pleiads behind the crater:

I decided to head for Ecuador, driven by my love of mountains and an insatiable urge to travel. I got more than I bargained for when I arrived, because I discovered that the Tungurahua volcano, located around 80 miles south of the country’s capital Quito, was about to erupt and was spewing dense smoke and lava. I approached it from the west, which was said to be the good weather side, since the clouds generally roll in from the east/amazonas. The road I was on ended at Puela, a little town at the western slopes of the volcano. Night fell and the clouds dissipated and I found myself staying up all night to observe and to take pictures.

Read the whole story at Summitpostorg: the Black Giant (Patrick Taschler)
edit on 2-4-2012 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 02:45 PM
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Behold the awesome power of nature lol great pics

posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 02:48 PM
Does anyone else get hungry for a jam butty when looking at lava? (A Jelly sandwich for my American brothers)
It just looks good enough to eat

Wow on the pics BTW S&F

posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 04:05 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Ive never seen night volcano pics with enough exposure to see more than just lava. Great find. S+F.

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