Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): lava at dark (March 2017)

Active front of a lava flow in the evening of 12 March 2017. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active front of a lava flow in the evening of 12 March 2017. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Soon, a group of hikers arrives, attracted by the glow from the lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Soon, a group of hikers arrives, attracted by the glow from the lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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As the blue hour sets in, the colors of the lava and the sky change. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As the blue hour sets in, the colors of the lava and the sky change. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Group of young people at the lava flow illuminated by the red glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group of young people at the lava flow illuminated by the red glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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More people arrive at the scene as it gets darker. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
More people arrive at the scene as it gets darker. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Kat and I-hui taking pictures of a larger individual breakout flow in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kat and I-hui taking pictures of a larger individual breakout flow in the background. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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The blue hour is over, but still nearly full moon has risen. Flashlights and silhouettes of people are seen scattered around on the vast lava flow field. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The blue hour is over, but still nearly full moon has risen. Flashlights and silhouettes of people a... [info]
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A channeled small lava breakout flow making pahoehoe ropes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A channeled small lava breakout flow making pahoehoe ropes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Curved lava flow channel. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curved lava flow channel. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Active ropy lava flow texture at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active ropy lava flow texture at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Active lava creeping over older, similar ropy lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active lava creeping over older, similar ropy lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The last sunset light is about to disappear behind the western horizon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The last sunset light is about to disappear behind the western horizon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another group of tourists gathers at a particularly active lava breakout. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another group of tourists gathers at a particularly active lava breakout. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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We watch as the lava flow gradually fills in a local small depression. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We watch as the lava flow gradually fills in a local small depression. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The light of the lava is good enough to take relatively short exposures (2-4 seconds) at this point. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The light of the lava is good enough to take relatively short exposures (2-4 seconds) at this point.... [info]
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The steam plume from the Kamokuna ocean entry is illuminated by both the lava and the moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The steam plume from the Kamokuna ocean entry is illuminated by both the lava and the moon. (Photo: ... [info]
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The thick steam plume appears dark at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The thick steam plume appears dark at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small lava bombs fly over the cliff. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small lava bombs fly over the cliff. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The shape of the steam plume at exposures of several seconds constantly changes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The shape of the steam plume at exposures of several seconds constantly changes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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Yellow and red mix in the blurred illuminated steam. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yellow and red mix in the blurred illuminated steam. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Shorter exposures result in more structure inside the steam plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shorter exposures result in more structure inside the steam plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A single larger glowing bomb is flying out of the steam plume. It is wise to stay at safe distance. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A single larger glowing bomb is flying out of the steam plume. It is wise to stay at safe distance. ... [info]
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Wide-angle view of the steam plume rising from the ocean entry with the bright moon above. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of the steam plume rising from the ocean entry with the bright moon above. (Photo: T... [info]
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Last view towards the ocean entry before hiking back to the car, about 7 km away. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Last view towards the ocean entry before hiking back to the car, about 7 km away. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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