Sunday, October 29, 2023

A Gas Ring

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Earth Systems, Earth Science, Solar System

Ed Hessler

Earth Science Picture of the DAY (EPOD) captures what I can't help but consider an unusual, infrequent volcanic event. There are so many conditions that had to be just right. The natural world is full of pleasant surprises and this is one.

There are three photographs, two of the event and another showing outgassing from a volcanic vent, each with descriptions and explanations.
And if you are interested in learning more about the physics of smoke rings here is a short video (4m 33s) from the UK's Royal Institution. The conditions are much different from the ring produced by the volcano.

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