Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07346
A strombolian eruption lights the nighttime sky at Parícutin. The time-exposure photo tracks the trajectory of incandescent bombs, which also dot the flanks of the cone. For many years Parícutin provided a colorful display that was the object of both camera lenses and paint brushes.
Photo by Carl Fries, 1945 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).