Late afternoon view of Halema‘uma‘u lava lake, January 26, 2021

Color photograph of lava lake

Detailed Description

HVO scientists observed the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake from the southern crater rim in the late afternoon on Tuesday. In this view, the active western fissure at Kīlauea's summit is visible to the left. The circulating western portion (left) of the lava lake has a more silvery color than the stagnant eastern portion (right). Several of the islands in the lake, including the largest one, are seen here. USGS photo by M. Zoeller.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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Location Taken: US