These photos show the stunning and terrifying sight of Europe’s tallest active volcano erupting this morning.
Mount Etna dominates Sicily’s skyline on the island in the south of Italy, and has been giving people an incredible show pouring ash and lava into the night.
Flashes of lightning dance around the ash cloud as the explosion blocks out the stars.
Before now, it hadn’t erupted for two years but people were able to predict this explosion from activity inside the Voragine crater over the last month.
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SOURCE: Metro.co.uk, Jen Mills