1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
After short paroxysms at the West half of the dike splitting the South East Cone, lava flows descend for two or three days, producing about five cubic meters per second. They originate from a vent at 3050m.a.s.l. on the South flank of Bocca Nuova (BN), at the West end of the fissure. All times are local (GMT + 1hr). The focal length of the lenses used on a digicam is given (it should be multiplied by 1.5 to obtain the equivalent focal length on 24x36 film).
1 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. All Saints Holiday: People from Catania visit the lava flow.
1 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Three branches of the lava flow moving two meters per second.
1 Nov, 17h, f=135mm. People close to the vent give the scale.
1 Nov, 17h, f=16mm. An Etna guide leads an astonished cameraman to the flow.
2 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. The lava flow, here seen from Serra La Nave, descends to 2200m.a.s.l.
2 Nov, 19h, f=16mm. Full Moon: Constellation of Perseus has risen and turns around the Pole Star.
3 Nov, 16h, f=16mm. The path leading from BN to the vent. 1971 and 2002 cones at left.
3 Nov, 16h, f=16mm. At the vent lava flows which move four meters per second. Snow on the right!
3 Nov, 17h, f=16mm. Tom Pfeiffer working as close as possible to the vent.
3 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Warm sunset light on the strange banks of the lava flow.
3 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Climbing the steep and rough bank of a lava flow.
3 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Protection against the cold - and the heat...
3 Nov, 16h, f=135mm. Moving hot air: Snow fields are blurred heat from the lava flow.
3 Nov, 18h, f=16mm. A lava flow advances towards us: note the banks on the right.
3 Nov, 18h, f=16mm. Checking the photos on a digicam. Snow fields in the background.
3 Nov, 19h, f=50mm. Karen takes photos of the flow near the lava shoreline.
1 Nov, 17h, f=16mm. Clouds ontop of Bocca Nuova reflect the incadescence of the flow.
1 Nov, 18h, f=50mm. People on the lava shoreline. Paterno's lights are blurred by the heat.
1 Nov, 18h, f=16mm. Tom Pfeiffer at work on the flow's shoreline in scenic twilight.
1 Nov, 19h, f=50mm. Local visitors spend an unusual evening surrounded by a majestic landscape.
|Copyright: M. Fulle.