Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tungurahua Erupts
Posted on 04/01/2012 9:39:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Volcano Tungurahua sometimes erupts spectacularly. Pictured above, molten rock so hot it glows visibly pours down the sides of the 5,000-meter high Tungurahua, while a cloud of dark ash is seen being ejected toward the left. Wispy white clouds flow around the lava-lit peak, while a star-lit sky shines in the distance. The above image was captured in 2006 as ash fell around the adventurous photographer. Located in Ecuador, Tungurahua has become active roughly every 90 years since for the last 1,300 years.
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[Credit & Copyright: Patrick Taschler]
I tried to get a good shot of the bubbling red lava in the Pu’u O’o vent of Kilauea Volcano. I was leaning out the open door of a helicopter, and squeezed off some AMAZING shots. When we got back to Hilo, I tried to rewind the film...and it wouldn’t rewind. It was then that I discovered that the film had never caught up in the take-up spool and I had 36 unexposed pictures.
Been there. Done that. Bummer!
The only advantage to digital, IMNSHO, is that you don’t have to wind the film!
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