This is Volcan Tungurahua near Banos, Ecuador, this morning, Nov. 28, 2011. The volcano started erupting late in the afternoon on the 27th, but rain and low cloud prevented a view of the night spectacle. I hope there will still be some activity tonight - and no clouds!
The town of Banos itself is very secure with a large gorge between the crater and the townsite. It's life as usual in the town of Banos.