If You Do Nothing Else Today, You Need To Watch This Volcanic Eruption Time Lapse

Mayhem has never looked this exquisite.

The Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted on April 22, 2015, violently spitting ash ten miles into the sky.

Photographer Martin Heck of Timestorm Films just happened to be in the area working on a different project when Calbuco's eruption began, turning his cameras in time to capture the full hour-long explosion, condensing it down to two action-packed minutes that show how beautiful and breathtaking the eruption is.

Seriously, check out the gorgeous colors reflected off the ash by the setting sun.

Though there were possibilities of dangerous mudslides and thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, there were thankfully not any reported deaths associated with the event. 

If you do nothing else today, you need to open this video to full screen and savor every moment of this glorious footage. Keep an eye out for the lightning caused by static buildup in the ash plume toward the end!

[H/T: It's Okay To Be Smart]

[Header image: screenshot via Martin Heck]