A rare glimpse showing a volcano erupting from the first moment was captured in this amazing video. You can see the extent of the eruption in the Google Earth photograph above. The Popocatepeti volcano has been exploding off and on since 1994 but never has been captured with such clarity at the very first moment.
This video was taken last week at the village of Paso De Cortes which is just southeast of Mexico City. You can even see the earth tremors and hear the nervous shouts as the volcano puts on its show.