There's nothing like some casual rock precipitation to make you glad you packed your umbrella.
Fortunately, the recent eruption of Mount Etna didn't force anyone to evacuate their homes, but in this video, you can watch the volcanic ash and rocks raining down on Sicily.
Think you're cool cause you can blow o's when you smoke? Mother Nature has still got you beat. Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy took a little break from erupting to blow O-shaped smoke rings hundreds of feet in diameter to make every smoker and pot head in the world jealous. Just look at it. It's perfect!
Because Earth can sometimes look like an Impressionist painting from space, NASA added colors to the Mount Etna volcano eruption to separate what from what. The false-color image combines shortwave infrared, near-infrared and green light in the RGB channels. It looks like Earth on acid.
It's been threatening to erupt for weeks, but on the morning of February 19th, Italy's Mount Etna finally blew, spewing rock, lava and gas skyward in what's being called the first big eruption 0f 2013, and among the largest of the Sicilian volcano's major eruptions in close to two decades. The scene was captured on…
Mount Etna is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Mediterranean — but it's as deadly as it is beautiful. Check out this picture of lava coating the slopes and ash spurting into the sky. Photo by AP.