Mount Mayon, Philippines
© Per-Andre Hoffmann/Cava
Info. Crater glow from Mount Mayon in the Philippines
We’re taking a trip to Mount Mayon on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The glowing lava you see is on the tip of the world's most perfectly shaped, symmetrical volcanic cone, which formed after years of eruptions from what is still an active stratovolcano. Mount Mayon has erupted dozens of times in the past 400 years, and there was a significant eruption as recently as 2018. Even this year, smaller white steam plume emissions and faint crater glow are sometimes visible. Mayon is located inside the UNESCO Albay Biosphere Reserve, as well as the Mayon Volcano Natural Park. Despite its active status, tourists still visit the park to view the volcano’s beauty.