Watch Italy’s Mount Etna erupt in spectacular display of shooting lava
Published: March 6, 2013 09:36AM
Updated: March 6, 2013 09:37AM
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Lava erupts at the New Sud-Est crater of Mt. Etna's volcano, near Catania, in Sicily, southern Italy, early Wednesday, March 6, 2013. According to reports it is the seventh eruption of 2013 and it did not pose any threats to the nearby airport and inhabited areas. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)

Italy’s Mount Etna erupted Tuesday night, sending out a amazing display of shooting lava and hot ash that lit up the night sky.

Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe, the Atlantic points out, and is known for regular activity.

The activity has increased in recent months, however.

It erupted on Feb. 19 and the following couple of days, and again on Feb. 23 and 27. On Feb. 28, astronaut Chris Hadfield captured images of what the volcano looked like erupting from space.