Scientists hope to improve the study of climatology by looking at sunsets in centuries-old landscape portraits.
Since September, more than 25,000 people from 32 different villages have taken refuge in government provided shelters.
The erupting Mount Etna made for some tooth-chipping weather this weekend.
A tremendous eruption this Sunday on Mount Sakurajima delayed trains and turned streets as dark as night.
Turns out, it's hard to get a good picture of an eruption, which makes these shots all the more remarkable.