Breathtaking View of Mount Vesuvius Leads Satellite Image Contest


An overhead view of Mount Vesuvius captured by satellite is currently leading DigitalGlobe's satellite image contest, with more than 5,700 "likes" from Facebook fans.

DigitalGlobe's GeoEye 1 satellite captured the breathtaking view, looking down into the caldera of snow-covered Mount Vesuvius from a height of 423 miles (681 kilometers), on Feb. 19, 2013.

The picture is one of DigitalGlobe's top 20 satellite images of 2013. The five images with the most likes will make it to the final round. Voting ends Dec. 16 at midnight. Do you want to vote for Mount Vesuvius? Click here!