Mount Etna Volcano Eruption 2017: Five Incredible Facts To Know [Live Video]

This 2017 Volcano Eruption Is NOT Dangerous

Live video clips are covering the incredibly beautiful eruption in Sicily. Contrary to popular notion, not every volcanic eruption is dangerous, even though people from far-away places like Taormina and Catania can watch the eruption. According to Euro News, experts do not consider the present eruption as dangerous. There are two facts to prove why people should not consider this as dangerous yet. One, people are still allowed to ski on the snowy slopes of Mount Etna. Two, The Catania airport is open and is operating in its usual course.

It’s Incredibly Beautiful

Mount Etna’s volcano eruption is considered extremely beautiful. At times, it is compared with a beautiful painting. Volcanoes have attracted painters in the past because of the surreal splendor eruptions are associated with. Georgian artist Joseph Wright of Derby was particularly attracted towards Mount Vesuvius, which had several eruptions in the 18th century. The artist made as many as 30 paintings, where he portrayed the beauty of the volcano eruption. According to The Guardian, live video clips of Mount Etna prove that Wright was right about the “gorgeous glow on an Italian night.” While Vesuvius has not erupted since 1944, Etna has had a number of eruptions in the past decade.

Mount Etna is Europe's most active volcano.
Mount Etna is Europe's most active volcano. [Image by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images]

Gateway To Hell

“Decade Volcanoes” are not only beautiful but dangerous as well. At times, those open the “Gateway to Hell.” Science Alert reported earlier that Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia may soon erupt. Satellite images have found new cracks near the volcano, which is called Africa’s “Gateway to Hell.” If the volcano eruption happens in 2017, it will surely be beautiful. At the same time, it will be quite dangerous too. The temperature will go as high as 2,012 degrees Fahrenheit. It will be perilous to get near the mountain at that time. For now, it’s all safe for Mount Etna volcano eruption. You can watch the live video on Skyline Webcams.

[Featured Image by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images]