Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 3, 2012

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Pele's hair from the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater.

Pele's hair from the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater

Pele's hair from the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater...

Pele's hair covers much of the ground in the area immediately downwind of the vent at Halema‘uma‘u crater. Accumulations about a meter (yard) wide are found on the windward sides of the curbs in the Halema‘uma‘u parking lot, which is closed to the public because of the ongoing volcanic hazard.

(Public domain.)