Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 19, 2003

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Morning after Full Wolf Moon

 

Lava breaks out of crust on moving toe and sends feeler or root into crack below

Lava breaks out of crust on moving toe and sends feeler or root into crack below. Location is about halfway between Paliuli and West Highcastle, on coastal flat. Width of view, about 75 cm. 

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Flat, thin gush

Flat, thin gush moves rapidly from breakout point just right of view. Length of gush, about 1 meter.

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Wrinkled, incandescent crust on thin gushing toe

Wrinkled, incandescent crust on thin gushing toe shown in right image above. Note concave shape of wrinkles, indicating movement from right to left. Width of view, about 50 cm.

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Bright Moon overlooks front of active lobe on coastal flat

Wolf Moon, one day after full, overlooks front of active lobe on coastal flat, about halfway between Paliuli and West Highcastle.

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