Moonlighting Volcanology

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Benjamin Phillips

The incandescent crater of Santiaguito, Guatemala, lights the volcano's gas plume and provides a fiery counterpoint to the glow of the moon. This minute-long exposure was captured from about 500 meters below the active lava dome during the installation of geophysical instruments as part of an international scientific expedition.

Location: Santiaguito Volcano, Guatemala


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