Mt Etna, Sicily taken by Alan Gill from the town of Taormina on 1st November '08.  ©Alan Gill, shown with permission.

"The sun was setting behind Mt Etna and a shadow of the mountain started to appear above the mountain. At first the shadow was slightly above the ridge but as time went on it stretched higher."

Appearances deceive. The volcano was casting a downward slanting shadow through the air and possibly a haze layer between the volcano rim and the town below where the camera was situated.


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