"I must have a look down into the black caldrons." It was the volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna
that she meant.
Skirting along the north coast of Sicily, passing through the group of Aeolian Isles, in sight of Stromboli and Vulcania, both active volcanoes, through the Straits of Messina, with "Scylla" on the one hand and "Charybdis" on the other, along the east coast of Sicily, and in sight of Mount Etna
, along the south coast of Italy, the west and south coast of Greece, in sight of ancient Crete, up Athens Gulf, and into the Piraeus, Athens will be reached in two and a half or three days.
Measuring the old craters formed by the first eruptions of Vesuvius and Etna
, we find them little more than three miles in breadth.
But for that resolution so often recalled, Clennam might have wished him in the crater of Mount Etna
, in return for this civility.
....of amber, feeding her wide-scattered offspring -- and about the steep Fawn mountain and rugged Etna
to the isle Ortygia and the people sprung from Laestrygon who was the son of wide-reigning Poseidon.
If Vesuvius, Etna
, and Hecla in Iceland (all three relatively nearer each other than the corresponding points in South America), suddenly burst forth in eruption on the same night, the coincidence would be thought remarkable; but it is far more remarkable in this case, where the three vents fall on the same great mountain-chain, and where the vast plains along the entire eastern coast, and the upraised recent shells along more than 2000 miles on the western coast, show in how equable and connected a manner the elevatory forces have acted.
The whirlwinds of fire and the smoke that hangs on Scylla suggests allusion to Stromboli and perhaps even Etna
. Scylla is on the Italian side, and therefore may be said to look West.
The photo was captured by chance late last month when the astrophotographer Dario Giannobile went to Mount Etna
to photograph the conjunction between the Moon and the star Aldebaran.
This is an eruption from the so-called "new crater", located at the top of the southeast slope of Mount Etna
. The last time the volcano "woke up" on July 14th.
began a new phase of eruptions on Thursday as new cracks in the volcano opened up, sending lava down its flank.
Catania and Mount Etna
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In January, the airport was closed after Etna
began erupting. In December the volcano exploded on Christmas Eve sending a series of earthquakes. Mount Etna
, a stratovolcano located on the east coast of the island of Sicily, has been erupting since as far back as 1500 B.C. The volcano stands as the tallest in Europe at 10,922 feet high and is located about 31 miles near Catania-Fontanarossa Airport.