The Malta Independent 14 July 2020, Tuesday

Sharp view: Mount Etna visible in the distance

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 11:37 Last update: about 2 months ago

The famous volcano in Sicily known as Mount Etna was visible during the early hours of the morning today.

This is not the first time that such a sight has been reported; however, it is quite rare as visibility across the channel which separates the Maltese archipelago from Sicily needs to be in optimal state in order for the volcano to be visible.

Etna is an active volcano; in fact, just a few weeks ago, two explosions were reported from two different craters; the New Southeast Crater and Voragine Crater.


The ash plumes that these natural occurrences generate can make it even more difficult to see Mount Etna from out our islands.

The last reported sighting of this breath-taking scenery was a month ago.

Photo: Noel Camilleri


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