Mount Etna eruption in view of moon
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Spectacular view of volcano eruption

17 December 2013 Last updated at 02:02 GMT

An ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruption has forced the closure of Catania airport in eastern Sicily.

Etna is Europe's most active volcano. Its latest series of eruptions has lasted for weeks now, occasionally causing a change in flight routes.

The eruption has so far not forced evacuation of the villages on the mountain's slopes.

Etna's last major eruption occurred in 1992.