The Mexican volcano Popocatépetl has been quite active lately. Not long ago I posted some video taken on June 18 of a recent eruption caught on webcam. Today we have very cool aerial footage of a new eruption, taken from a plane diving right into the crater!

This is pretty amazing footage, and brand new. (When it popped up on YouTube this morning, I was the first view).

Popocatépetl is not far from Mexico City. It has erupted at least 15 times since 1519. With all the activity this summer, we could be on the eve of a major eruption!