Stromboli photos

5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight

In November 2006 Marco Fulle visited Pizzo when the full moon made the landscape appear magic, while the activity was weaker than during the previous months. All photos were taken between 5pm and 7pm from Pizzo (GMT + 1hr) using a 16mm fisheye lens on a digicam (equivalent focal length of 20mm on 24x36 film).

5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
Spectacular sunset over Salina (left), Filicudi and Alicudi (center).
5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
The sun setting just to the right of Alicudi. Note the faraglioni (rock pillars in the sea) of Filicudi.
5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
Eruption from the SW crater during the still rather bright twilight.
5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
Small eruption from the NE crater later on, when the twilight has nearly ended.
5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
Strong eruption from NE crater. Bombs are skidding down Sciara del Fuoco on the right.
5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
Spectacular, well collimated, candle-like eruption at NE crater, more than 300m tall.
5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
Clouds cast shadows on the sea as the moon is shining on Fossetta on the left.
5 November 2006: Crater terrace in full moonlight
Rays of steam (left and centre) and brown ash (right) rise from the crater terrace.
Copyright: M. Fulle.