Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #85 – Postcard #1

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Combined 3D-rendered satellite images by Google Earth

After having to delve deep into ancient Roman history to learn about Vesuvius, I figured it would be easier for me to take up time-travel than having to actually read books and PDFs and science articles and stuff.  Also, time travel has more practical aspects for Li’l Volcanohead’s crater-hopping adventures.  This volcano is rather chilly at its highest summit this time of year, so I decided to jump back to February of 2003 when the area was warmer. The left half of this postcard is from that time, and the right half is the current satellite composite (with Historical Imagery turned off).  This crater is not the most recently active part of this volcano though…and this volcano has more cones and craters to explore.

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