18. May 2000
18 May 2000, 3h local, f=50mm* from Pizzo sopra la Fossa. Small eruption of Crater 3. Moonlit clouds. *f = focal length of camera lens.
18 May 2000, 4h local, f=50 mm from Pizzo sopra la Fossa. Moderate size eruption of Crater 3. Moonlit clouds.
18 May 2000, 5h local, f=28mm from Pizzo sopra la Fossa. General view of the crater terrace. Crater 1 (right) in eruption. Glowing vents at crater 3 (left).
Sunrise over a cloud deck from Pizzo sopra la Fossa. Note Strombolicchio on the lower left.
|Copyright: M. Fulle. On 18. May 2000 small and medium explosions ocurred every about 10 minutes. From Crater 3 they were 100 m high at most, from Crater 1 no more than 50 m high (however Roby a week before had seen explosions from this crater up to 200 m high). Vent 3/1 was strongly glowing (third picture above), and ejected only one bomb during the whole the night. A steaming hornito is filling Crater 2.|