M. Rietze, Th. Boeckel
Aerial photos from
Vulcano and Lipari during the flight Catania/Rom. View to the Eoli Islands
from the Gran Cratere (Vulcano).
If the time permits, the stop
on an Eoli island is always a good decision. The ship (aliscafo or
traghetti) on the
way to the Stromboli roams across the southeast island complex whereby
every island has its own character. Amazing that some of these islands are still
Thus Martin stopped at the island Vulcano, in order to make some exposure experiments
in the Gran Cratere. Bad weather and a moderate activity at the sulfur
the way to the island Stromboli.
Alicudi and Filicudi open the western part of the
Sunsets at the Vancori (Stromboli) are not to be over-bid
here, and the cloud pictures with their formations are really a
The ascent to the Vancori (932 m), the first caldera
of the Stromboli requires step resistance, but is technically well
feasible. Here indeed new points of views opens, which also emphasise the
appearance of the
primal volcano Vancori. That impressive crescent-shaped ' remainder ' of the
caldera, permits good views to the new crater terrace, the still
An about 15 meter of high Hornito built itself up since summer in the western
crater terrace. The cone blew itself nearly up during the last large explosion.
Now there are
2/3 of the cone remaining. This gives the volcanic scene a special
The mountain shade of the Stromboli in the morning
light. The smoke trail of the volcano near the horizon could
be discovered. Right. The broken cone observed from the Pizzo.
With the close-up of the East crater, beautiful
details were showed during the ejection activity at a short clear weather
phase at the summit. Rich material was ejected over 20 seconds more then 100 meters. Between the still liquid
shreds you can discover cooled
rocks. Generally I would estimate the momentary activity moderately. The
rare view in the East crater permitted excellent details, but the northern
currency of the weather brought permanently steam and volcan gases to the
Hornito activity in the Morning
The crater terrace with the low standing full moon.
The candle-like activity dominated between the meager inserts of the
Photographs from base of the island. Even the
location ' Pizzeria ' in the Northeast of the island permits still
interesting sights. With the full moon light and very long exposure times the
crater landscape with its structure appears clearly.
orientation click to the aerial map
"Greenflash" over a far distanced mountain ridge (120km) of the Sicilian
main island. The reason of this light phenomena is the smaller refraction
angle of the green portion
in the sunlight. So the tiny remainder of the sun disk appears sometimes for seconds
as a green ' lightning '. However this is working only in absolute clear weather
conditions, and favoritly over the smooth far sea
surface while staying on a hill! Probably it doesn't work at your
to 'Green flash' Hawaii 2004
The apprx. 100 Km distanced Etna
from the Vancori
Stromboli to Etna
ALL craters can
erupt and throw out far behind the observation point Pizzo. In this
distance lava bombs can cause fatal injuries.