Close-up of tephra sample from Kilauea eruption 12/21/20

Close-up of tephra sample from Kilauea eruption 12/21/20

Detailed Description

A close-up photo of a tephra sample taken from one of the sample collection buckets. These small fragments of volcanic glass include Pele’s Hair and Pele’s tears—formed during lava fountaining—which are light weight and can be wafted downwind with the plume. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 1024 x 1365

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US