Perhaps the last place you'd want to be is near a volcano when it erupts. But that's where several tourists and journalists found themselves when Mt. Etna erupted on Thursday.
Mt Etna in Sicily is one of the world's most active volcanoes, with a major eruption occurring once every few years. For this most recent one, several tourists and a crew of BBC journalists were present, with the journalists catching footage from much too close. Reports indicate that 10 people were injured, but everyone survived.
The eruption was also captured by a passing Sentinel satellite orbiting overhead. This particular eruption was strengthened when the magma came into contact with the snow and exploded. In the below photo, the snow is colored blue to distinguish it from clouds.
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