Thermite explodes in backyard scientist's face in dangerous experiment

This was the explosive moment a backyard scientist from Luxembourg lit some thermite which resulted in it exploding everywhere.

The video shows an intense build up in slow motion before a plethora of sparks and fire explode outwards.

The filmer said: "I lit some thermite and a lighter I had forgotten next to the reaction suddenly exploded when it got too hot.

"The explosion of the lighter caused the burning thermite powder to fly in my face."

The footage was captured last year (October 1).