Video Credit: CEN/@ECU911_
This is the moment a cloud which appears to be shaped like a flying saucer hovers mysteriously over the top of a volcano as it spews out lava and ash before disappearing.
The incredible footage was taken at the Sangay volcano in the Morona Santiago province in central Ecuador and was captured by the cameras monitoring the volcano from the ECU 911 Macas centre.
In the video, a cone-shaped cloud can be seen forming over the peak of the volcano, hovering like a UFO.
Pictures Credit: CEN/@ECU911_
The cloud then begins to shrink up towards the top of the volcano before disappearing as a thin trail of lava can be seen running down the volcano.
Local media report lava and ash have been emitted from the volcano this week and the ECU 911 (Integrated Security Service) are monitoring the volcano along with the National Service of Risk and Emergency Management and the Geophysical Institute.
On 29th July this year, ash emission was registered from this volcano which caused a column measuring 2,000 metres (6,561 feet) in height over the level of the crater.
The Sangay volcano is located in the Real mountain range and it is one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador. Its eruptive activity has been constant since 1628.
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