National Geographic : 1955 Jan
© National Geographic Society + The Rising Sun Shows a Fiery Disk Through Etna's Steam Clouds To be at the top by sunrise, climbers start the final leg of the ascent at midnight. A spectacular reward is the sight of Etna's triangular shadow stretching across the Catania plain. Clouds of gas issue, not from the main crater, but from a smaller and lower vent. Kodachromes by Luis Marden, National Geographic Staff + Reddened by an Atmospheric Effect, the Sun Sinks into the Sea A jagged extrusion of lava rising from the coast gives evidence of an eruption off Vulcano Island long ago. Common through the Aeolian Islands, such rocky pin nacles are called faraglioni. Waters here are so clear that they attract goggle fishermen from all parts of Italy.