Kilauea (Hawaii): lava lake impressions (Nov 2016)

Impressions from a full-moon night at the Jagger museum's lookout (Kilauea, Hawai'i) in November 2016.
A cold, stormy night at the Kilauea caldera during a full moon night. Dense trade-wind clouds come in from the east and dissipate as the winds bend over the summit caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A cold, stormy night at the Kilauea caldera during a full moon night. Dense trade-wind clouds come i... [info]
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A single ohia tree silhouetted against the lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A single ohia tree silhouetted against the lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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A group of friends stand on the terrace watching the lava lake in front of them. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A group of friends stand on the terrace watching the lava lake in front of them. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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Illuminated low clouds drift over the caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Illuminated low clouds drift over the caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small bushes and ohia trees stand out against the bright glow from thhe lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small bushes and ohia trees stand out against the bright glow from thhe lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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The full moon is casting a strong cold light over the scene. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The full moon is casting a strong cold light over the scene. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom towards the lava lake behind silhouetted bushes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom towards the lava lake behind silhouetted bushes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava lake stands high enough that about half of it is visible from the lookout. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake stands high enough that about half of it is visible from the lookout. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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Curved high clouds paint beautiful shapes into the full-moon sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curved high clouds paint beautiful shapes into the full-moon sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The full moon is bright enough to illuminate the dark caldera floor. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The full moon is bright enough to illuminate the dark caldera floor. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Denser and lower clouds drift over the lava lake and are pained red and yellow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Denser and lower clouds drift over the lava lake and are pained red and yellow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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Humidity increases while it's very chilly: the lens glasses are fogged easily, resulting in light blur. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Humidity increases while it's very chilly: the lens glasses are fogged easily, resulting in light bl... [info]
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View of Halemaumau crater. The steam from fumaroles on the western end (r) is brightly shining in the moonlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Halemaumau crater. The steam from fumaroles on the western end (r) is brightly shining in th... [info]
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Pink steam rising from the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pink steam rising from the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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