Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - January 25, 2010

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Views of Mauna Loa's Southwest and Northeast Rift Zones.
 

Spectacular views of Mauna Loa's Southwest and Northeast Rift Zones

Spectacular views of Mauna Loa's Southwest and Northeast Rift Zones...

View looking up Mauna Loa's spectacular Southwest Rift Zone. Pu‘u o Keokeo fills the lower half of the photo. The black lava beyond is mostly from 1916 and 1926. The summit of Mauna Loa is in the background.

(Public domain.)

Sulfur, not snow, paints the ground white in the Sulfur Cone area o...

Sulfur, not snow, paints the ground white in the Sulfur Cone area on Mauna Loa's upper Southwest Rift Zone. The summit of Mauna Loa is over the slope of the mountain out of sight to the left in the background.

(Public domain.)

View from just below the summit of Mauna Loa looking back down the ...

View from just below the summit of Mauna Loa looking back down the Southwest Rift. The Sulfur Cone is the white area just above center frame. Pu‘u o Keokeo is the barely visible bump just above Sulfur Cone at the crest of the Southwest Rift.

(Public domain.)

The 1940 cone, just above center, pokes up above the otherwise rela...

The 1940 cone, just above center, pokes up above the otherwise relatively flat floor of Moku‘āweoweo - the summit caldera of Mauna Loa. Mauna Kea rises up in the background.

(Public domain.)

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View looking downslope at the various cones that dot Mauna Loa's No...

View looking downslope at the various cones that dot Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone. The edge of North Pit, on the north side of Moku‘āweoweo, is in the foreground.

(Public domain.)

View from above Mauna Loa's upper Northeast Rift Zone looking acros...

View from above Mauna Loa's upper Northeast Rift Zone looking across an unnamed cone toward Mauna Kea.

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