Etna 2004 - 2008

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 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. All Saints Holiday: People from Catania visit the lava flow.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Three branches of the lava flow moving two meters per second.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 17h, f=135mm. People close to the vent give the scale.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 17h, f=16mm. An Etna guide leads an astonished cameraman to the flow.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
2 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. The lava flow, here seen from Serra La Nave, descends to 2200m.a.s.l.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
2 Nov, 19h, f=16mm. Full Moon: Constellation of Perseus has risen and turns around the Pole Star.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 16h, f=16mm. The path leading from BN to the vent. 1971 and 2002 cones at left.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 16h, f=16mm. At the vent lava flows which move four meters per second. Snow on the right!
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 17h, f=16mm. Tom Pfeiffer working as close as possible to the vent.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Warm sunset light on the strange banks of the lava flow.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Climbing the steep and rough bank of a lava flow.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 17h, f=50mm. Protection against the cold - and the heat...
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 16h, f=135mm. Moving hot air: Snow fields are blurred heat from the lava flow.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 18h, f=16mm. A lava flow advances towards us: note the banks on the right.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 18h, f=16mm. Checking the photos on a digicam. Snow fields in the background.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
3 Nov, 19h, f=50mm. Karen takes photos of the flow near the lava shoreline.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 17h, f=16mm. Clouds ontop of Bocca Nuova reflect the incadescence of the flow.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 18h, f=50mm. People on the lava shoreline. Paterno's lights are blurred by the heat.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 18h, f=16mm. Tom Pfeiffer at work on the flow's shoreline in scenic twilight.
1 - 3 November 2006: Lava flows on the South Flank of Bocca Nuova
1 Nov, 19h, f=50mm. Local visitors spend an unusual evening surrounded by a majestic landscape.
Copyright: M. Fulle.