Why Living Next to a Volcano Can Be Awesome

Mt. Etna's been busy! The largest active volcano in Europe erupted on Wednesday night, sending lava down its ridge. The eruption only lasted an hour, and didn't pose a threat, but boy did it make for some pretty visuals.

Here's video:

I don't think I'd ever actually want to live near a gaping, fire-spewing earth-hole. But small non-dangerous eruptions like this can be so nice, can't they? Certainly a better way to light up the sky than, I don't know, Times Square. Like, what if this was the view from your living room? It is for one photographer:

Why Living Next to a Volcano Can Be Awesome

via Ivan Iraci's Flickr

Here's some more pictures and video, gathered from Twitter and Flickr.

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Why Living Next to a Volcano Can Be Awesome

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Why Living Next to a Volcano Can Be Awesome

via gnuckx's Flickr

Why Living Next to a Volcano Can Be Awesome

via gnuckx's Flickr

[BNO News; Top image via via Emilio Pavia]