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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
05:40 pm

Equipment Details:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 and ZS40 in sunset and manual exposure modes.

Post-processing Details:

Merging of two 4K screen captures of Windows 10 image thumbnail displays using Photoshop Elements 15 with adjustment of page background colour to grey.

Image Details:

121 Volcanic Sunsets 21 January-20 June.
Since 21 January when the SO2 plume and stratospheric aerosols from the January 15th eruption of Hunga-Tonga volcano first reached Africa there have been 121 brightly coloured volcanic sunsets observed from Mutare during the period of 150 days up to the Winter Solstice on 20 June. The accompanying mosaic (and a slideshow which can be viewed at ) includes the best picture taken on each day that a volcanic sunset display was either directly visible or reflections appeared through cloud. A unique 5 month record of ground-based observation of the effects of a major volcanic eruption in the Southern Hemisphere on the stratosphere.