Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Flow at Night

Lava flowing out of a fissure at night

Detailed Description

During the overnight hours, the UAS (Unoccupied Aircraft Systems) team flew sections of the lower East Rift Zone, monitoring fissure 8 activity and reports of small overflows from the lava channel. This view of fissure 8 and the upper lava channel shows roiling lava fountainsremaining within the cinder cone and a flowing incandescent channel. The black jigsaw-like features in the lower center, are pieces of cooled lava crust flowing on the surface of the channel.


Image Dimensions: 4000 x 2250

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US