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Now that’s a hot shot. 

Molten lava oozed from the mouth of the Fagradalsfjall volcano in southwest Iceland Friday when it erupted after having been dormant for 6,000 years. And the resulting mind-blowing footage of the natural phenomena is almost too hot to handle. 

Aerial photographer Bjorn Steinbekk flew his drone over the fiery gush over the weekend, capturing stunning viral video of the lava as it flowed down the Fagradals Mountain on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. 

The eruption, sparked after a series of earthquakes in the area, was the peninsula’s first volcanic explosion in 781 years, per the Associated Press. 

Photographer Muhammed Emin Kizilkaya made a two-hour trek up the volcano Sunday for up-close shots of the spewing lava as its electric-red glow lit up the otherwise gray Icelandic sky.  

“It was extremely hot! You could stand five [meters] from it and it would be too much,” Kizilkaya told Caters News of the blaze. 

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