January 10, 2023 — Kīlauea, plume from Halema‘uma‘u eruption
A plume emanates from the western side of Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, reaching the clouds of the inversion layer. The eruption within Halema‘uma‘u continues, with activity concentrated primarily in the eastern part of the crater (not shown) and a basin in the western part of the crater that was the focus of activity during the 2021-2022 eruption. Here, the western basin is characterized by some orange incandescence and a lighter gray color to the east (left) of the plume. Photo taken during an early morning overflight, with the view approximately southward. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.