Sunset Over Mount Vesuvius
|Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove)
|Date Taken: 2009-05-09|
|Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF100-400 IS|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-12-05 8:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Mt. Vesuvius as seen from the ruins of Pompeii, which was destroyed in the eruption of AD 79. The active cone is the high peak on the left side; the smaller one on the right is part of the Somma caldera wall.
Elevation 1,281 metres (4,203 ft)
Location Province of Naples, Italy
Coordinates 40°49′0″N 14°26′0″ECoordinates: 40°49′0″N 14°26′0″E
Volcanic arc/belt Campanian volcanic arc
Age of rock 25,000 yr before present to 1944
Last eruption 1944
Easiest route walk
Mount Vesuvius (in Italian Monte Vesuvio and in Latin Mons Vesuvius) is a stratovolcano east of Naples, Italy. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. The two other volcanoes in Italy, (Etna and Stromboli) are located on islands.
Mount Vesuvius is on the coast of the Bay of Naples, about nine kilometres (six miles) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is conspicuous in the beautiful landscape presented by that bay, when seen from the sea, with Naples in the foreground.
Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the death of 10,000 to 25,000 people. It has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world. Mount Vesuvius was regarded by the Greeks and Romans as being sacred to the hero and demigod Heracles/Hercules, and the town of Herculaneum, built at its base, was named after him.
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