Monday, January 31, 2011

My Favorite Planet

Right now in Japan, The Shinmoedake Volcano is spectacularly erupting. Here, Lightning dances in Shinmoedake's volcanic plume, the eruption having already led Japanese authorities to call on those living nearby to evacuate. Seen from Kirishima city, the light shows last only for a few moments, but the ash and rocks fall relentlessly between the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima. One of Kirishima's many calderas, Shinmoedake is 4,662 feet tall.

1 comment:

mud_rake said...

"My Favorite Planet" was quite the ruse or, at least it fooled me for a few moments.

By the way, mine too!