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September 15, 2022 — Beautiful morning at Kīlauea summit

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As HVO geologists pulled up in the car to make measurements of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake the morning of September 15, 2022, this was the spectacular sight that met them at the end of Crater Rim Drive. Steam rose from ground cracks across Kīlauea caldera and clouds were spilling over the eastern caldera rim. The sun had just risen above the low cloud cover and made the remaining deposits of Pele's hair glisten like patches of gold on the crater rim. USGS photo by J. Schmith


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