Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 23, 2005

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Ka`ili`ili

This is a photo of the Ka`ili`ili lava delta.

Much of the Ka`ili`ili lava delta is obscured by laze and steam, and views of lava are generally not great. This image shows lava on the surface and in a tube on the delta.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of coarse strands of Pele`s Hair strewn across top of sea cliff.

Coarse strands of Pele`s Hair strewn across top of sea cliff. The hair probably formed during large collapse of delta front, exposing lava inside the delta to seawater. Explosions resulted, and the hair formed as gas bubbles in the lava burst and liquid flew through the air and was drawn out like spun glass. In such situations, the surface of the lava flow above the sea cliff is often covered with Pele's Hair and resembles the floor of a messy barber shop.

(Public domain.)