December 31, 2020—Kīlauea summit eruption

Color photograph of lava lake crust

Detailed Description

The view from Kīlauea Volcano's western caldera rim shows the eastern portion of the lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The main island is visible in the bottom of the photograph, and smaller islands can be seen above it (to the east). USGS photo by M. Patrick on 12/31/2020. 


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US