Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS the eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

Mt. Etna, the largest of Italy’s three active volcanoes, is spewing ash and lava once again, and began a new phase of eruptions. Mt. Etna on the island of Sicily has had historically recorded eruptions for the past 3,500 years and has been erupting continuously since September 2013 through. Lava flows, explosive eruptions with ash plumes, and Strombolian lava fountains commonly occur from its summit areas that include the Northeast Crater, the Voragine-Bocca Nuova complex, the Southeast Crater, and the New Southeast Crater.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: CNN

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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