Thursday, 3 June 2010

Lava lake from a webcam

Below are a couple of images from this evening. They were taken from the webcam placed on the edge of the crater of Pu`u O`o. From Mauna Kea's summit today the plume from Kilauea's summit was very obvious (above) yet I couldn't see any plume from Pu`u O`o which is an active crater a few miles east-south-east of Kilauea's summit. It might explain why the webcam images are so clear right now because usually all you see is the thick plume.

Live Panorama of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Cone, Kīlauea Volcano

The Kilauea summit (Halema`uma`u) has a lava lake as well, again from a webcam on the crater's edge:

Live Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent, Kīlauea Volcano

To think I live roughly twenty miles away from this activity...

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