On the 5th of may several spectacular moments combined to the beautiful picture taken by @etnaboris (Twitter / Flickr).
We had the “supermoon”. This just means that two phenomenae joined, making the moon appear bigger than usual. The moon is on a slightly elliptical path around earth. Now what happened is that full moon and the moon passing earth on the closest point on this ellipsis coincide.
But that isn’t enough! The volcano Etna on sicily was actively producing a gas plume rising into the sky. Check out Boris’ story to his picture “Under a Raging Moon”.