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Volcano lights up the snowy sky in beautiful photo

The Villarrica Volcano is seen in the night of Pucon, Chile, Sept. 2, 2018. Photo September 2, 2018. (REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra Escobar)

An incredible photo shows the Villarrica volcano in Chile lighting up a snowy sky.

The photo is taken from the nearby town of Pucon on Sept. 2. One of South America’s most active volcanoes, Villarrica’s last eruption was in March 2015. The eruption authorities are asked to order the evacuation of thousands of people from the local area.

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The photo, taken on Sept. 2, shows the glow of the lava lake at Villarrica crater.

The 9000-foot volcano is located in Chile’s central valley, 400 km south of Santiago, and sits above the small town of Pucon.

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The first recorded Villarrica eruption was in 1558, according to the Oregon State University. There are at least 54 small to moderate eruptions recorded at the volcano, and two moderate-large eruptions in 1640, and 1948, to OSU. There are four deadly eruptions recorded in Villarrica, researchers say.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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