本周,位于意大利西西里岛的埃特纳火山强烈喷发,火势一直持续了两天,绚烂的火花如霓虹闪耀,印照着周围的皑皑白雪,美不胜收。

Mount Etna has erupted in a fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily.

The volcano’s latest eruptions began on Monday evening and eased off on Tuesday morning.

The giant orange fountains of lava, spewing toward the sky, could be seen in the city of Catania and the resort town of Taormina.

埃特纳火山是世界上最活跃的火山之一,已经休眠两年之久,此次喷发规模巨大,喷发的岩浆照亮整个夜空,附近的卡塔尼亚市和旅游胜地陶尔米纳都能看见火光。

The volcano, one of the most active in the world, has been largely dormant for the last two years.  The eruptions can last days and even weeks.

尽管火山灰影响航班飞行,但是卡塔尼亚机场基本保持了正常运行。有关部门称火山喷发没有给小镇带来危险。埃特纳火山是欧洲最高的活火山,上一次大规模喷发出现在1992年。

Although volcanic ash clouds can cause flight disruptions, Catania airport,  which is about 30 miles away from the volcano, was operating as normal on Tuesday. Authorities reported no danger to the towns that dot the mountain’s slopes.

Etna, at 3,330 metres (10,926 feet), is the highest volcano in mainland Europe and can burst into action several times a year. The last major eruption was in 1992.