Red sunset from Italy’s Mount Etna

Giuseppe Pappa in Sicily, Italy, wrote on December 27, 2018: “The dust and the gas from Mount Etna gave us today this fantastic view during sunset time. The sun became very red due to volcanic ash in the sky.”

“A ‘burned’ sunset,” wrote Giuseppe Pappa on December 27.

Europe’s most active volcano – Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily, Italy – began its newest eruption on Christmas Eve 2018. Giuseppe Pappa in Sicily posted the two photos on this page to EarthSky Facebook on December 27. Thanks for sharing, Giuseppe! Read more: Mount Etna volcano eruption and earthquake cause Christmas chaos

A December 27 photo of Mount Etna from Giuseppe Pappa. Click here to go to an interactive version of this photo.

EarthSky 2019 lunar calendars are cool! Order now. Going fast!

Deborah Byrd