New images of awesome spectacular night eruption at Mount Etna

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After two years of dormancy, Italy’s Mount Etna put on a spectacular show on December 10, 2015.

The amazing eruption began around 3:20 a.m. local time, sending a lava fountain more than 3,000 feet into the air and coating nearby villages in a layer of ash.

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Although the eruption forced the closure of the nearby Reggio Calabria airport, there are no reports of damage or injuries.

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The eruption also produced a breathtaking phenomenon known as a dirty thunderstorm, which occurs when lightning appears in the sky directly above an erupting volcano.

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Scientists believe the dramatic lighting that accompanies certain eruptions is the result of positively charged particles that are ejected from the volcano.

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A second type of volcanic lighting has been observed to form downwind of the ash plume, but that “plume lighting” is not well-understood.

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Here the first images of this insane volcanic eruption at Mount Etna.

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