Kīlauea summit eruption - Dec. 29, 2020 at 5:30 a.m. HST

Color photograph of lava lake and moon

Detailed Description

This photo, taken at approximately 5:30 a.m. December 29, 2020, shows Kīlauea's ongoing summit eruption. The western vent in the wall of Halema‘uma‘u continued to erupt overnight, and the northern/eastern vent remained inactive. At approximately 3:45 a.m. HST today (Dec. 29), HVO field crews measured the lava lake as 179 m (587 ft) deep. USGS photo by H. Dietterich. 


Image Dimensions: 2400 x 1600

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Location Taken: US