A long-dormant volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula not far from the capital Reykjavik erupts on Friday. Some gas was released and lava flowed down two sides but officials said residents of the region were not being evacuated.

The night sky glows following the eruption of a volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula not far from the capital Reykjavik, late Friday March 19, 2021. The long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life Friday night, spilling lava down two sides in that area’s first volcanic eruption in nearly 800 years. (Hildur Hlín Jónsdóttir via AP)