Saturday, July 18, 2009

Anak Krakatau at Night

Anak Krakatau is an off-shoot from the famous Krakatoa volcano that gave us the biggest volcanic explosion in modern history. Anak Krakatau surfaced from under the ocean in 1927, and has been belching fire and smoke continuously since earlier this year.

Marco Fulle, of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, took this great photograph of "Anak" from the nearby island of Rakata. Notice the stars of the Big Dipper just above the volcano.

(Photo by Marco Fulle)

You can see more of Marco's photographs of Anak K. right here.

Found in Astronomy Photo of the Day.


Blogger Unknown said...

fantastic photo, I saw one on the daily photos of but still nowhere near as crisp as this. congrat's.

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