Kilauea Eruption At Night

March 13, 2002


Provided by: John McDonald
Summary authors & editors: John McDonald

Kilauea volcano has been erupting almost continuously since 1983. Currently lava flows from the Pu'u 'O'o vent on the eastern flank of the mountain. When conditions permit, the eruption is visible from as far away as the 13,796-foot (4,450 m) summit of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano now the site of one of the world's best collection of astronomical observatories. This 20-minute exposure captures the glow from active lava flows beneath the stars over Hawaii.

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