February 22, 2021 — Kīlauea

Color photograph of crater, lava lake, and rainbow

Detailed Description

A pot of lava at the end of the rainbow? A rainbow formed over Halema‘uma‘u crater following an afternoon rain shower on February 22. Rainbows are often observed over Halema‘uma‘u, as mist and rain move across the caldera. This photo was taken from within an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. HVO scientists continue to monitor the eruption from within this closed area with permission from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 


Image Dimensions: 7401 x 3673

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US