Batu Tara volcano Nov 2014: fireworks at night

On our latest volcano expedition, we stayed 4 days from 1-4 Nov on Batu Tara volcano. Activity during this time was relatively strong, with frequent small to very large strombolian eruptions.
The following is a series of pictures from eruptions at night. Be sure also to look at a spectacular video of an eruption on our youtube channel.
Normal-sized strombolian eruption in the moonlight. Observer's headlamp in the lower right. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Normal-sized strombolian eruption in the moonlight. Observer's headlamp in the lower right. (Photo: ... [info]
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Zoom onto the crater during a strombolian eruption at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the crater during a strombolian eruption at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rising ash plume at the end of a stronger eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rising ash plume at the end of a stronger eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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During our stay from 1-4 Nov, eruptions were gradually becoming bigger. More and more frequently, bombs landed far outside the crater area. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
During our stay from 1-4 Nov, eruptions were gradually becoming bigger. More and more frequently, bo... [info]
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Powerful explosion sending many bombs to the outer flanks of the crater. (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Powerful explosion sending many bombs to the outer flanks of the crater. (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDisco... [info]
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Strong eruption with reflection on the sea. Note the bomb hitting the sciara (scree slope) near the shore. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong eruption with reflection on the sea. Note the bomb hitting the sciara (scree slope) near the ... [info]
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Strong explosion ejecting many bombs outside the crater, note one landing on the upper slope on the left, near the island's summit. (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Strong explosion ejecting many bombs outside the crater, note one landing on the upper slope on the ... [info]
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Zoom onto the same eruption as in the previous picture. Thousands of incandescent lava bombs hit the inner crater wall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the same eruption as in the previous picture. Thousands of incandescent lava bombs hit the... [info]
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Glowing bombs hitting the inner crater wall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing bombs hitting the inner crater wall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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One of the strongest explosions during our stay on the evening of 2 Nov (10:27 UTC) sends hundreds of bombs to the southern (right) outer crater wall, towards us. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One of the strongest explosions during our stay on the evening of 2 Nov (10:27 UTC) sends hundreds o... [info]
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Larger eruptions often occurred in series lasting up to 1-2 hours, alternating with hour-long phases of weaker activity. This one occurred few minutes after the one in the previous picture. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Larger eruptions often occurred in series lasting up to 1-2 hours, alternating with hour-long phases... [info]
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Avalanche of lava bombs on the sciara, reflecting in the calm sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Avalanche of lava bombs on the sciara, reflecting in the calm sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Weaker strombolian eruption following a stronger one, which left much dust and ash still suspended in the crater area. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Weaker strombolian eruption following a stronger one, which left much dust and ash still suspended i... [info]
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Moonlight illuminates the outer southern crater wall, while a moderately strong explosion occurs from the main vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Moonlight illuminates the outer southern crater wall, while a moderately strong explosion occurs fro... [info]
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Dust and ash hovering in the crater bowl after the eruption in the previous image. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dust and ash hovering in the crater bowl after the eruption in the previous image. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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Beautiful symmetrical explosion at night. (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Beautiful symmetrical explosion at night. (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia) [info]
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