Pele's hair at Halema‘uma‘u

Pele's hair at Halema‘uma‘u...

Detailed Description

Pele's hair (thin strands of volcanic glass drawn out from molten lava) is abundant around Halema`uma`u Crater (Kīlauea, Hawaii). It originates from the active, spattering lava lake and in some areas, makes a nearly continuous carpet, highlighted here in the afternoon sun.

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Image Dimensions: 3968 x 2232

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory