Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 17, 2003

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St. Patrick's Day in the Kohola flow

Glow from incandescent lava illuminates standing dead trees,

Lava in west branch of Kohola flow moves against tumulus in older flow. Glow from incandescent lava illuminates standing dead `ohi`a trees, killed by heat from lava several days ago. Holei Pali in distance.

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Tongue of flow moves past tumulus

Tongue of flow moves past tumulus shown in above image, 13 minutes later.

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Moon about to set behind large breakout

Nearly full Worm Moon about to set behind Holei Pali, above front of large breakout in west branch of Kohola flow. Lava is moving across vegetated surface, lighting grass and shrubs on fire.

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Green lava

Amazing sight. Green lava in west branch of Kohola flow reminds us that today is St. Patrick's Day.

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Map shows lava flows erupted during the 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. The most recent--and ongoing--activity has produced the lender, dark red flow along western edge of flow field. This flow entered the sea late on Valentine's Day to form the Kohola ocean entry. Lava is actively widening the flow on February 17, and the western arm is nearing the

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