October 8, 2021 — Kīlauea summit eruption

Color photograph of lava lake and rainbow

Detailed Description

Though not every ānuenue (rainbow) has an actively erupting volcanic fissure at its end, this one did for a brief moment during HVO scientists' helicopter overflight of the Kīlauea summit on the morning of October 8, 2021. Misty rains were clearing at the time, forming the rainbow and allowing the scientists a mostly clear view of the western fissure feeding lava into Halema‘uma‘u. USGS image.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US