Krakatau volcano (Indonesia) Nov 2018 eruption: a night on the beach

Our latest tour to Krakatau during 18-24 Nov rewarded participants with a night filled with fireworks, observed from a paradise beach. What a view!
View from the campsite as we return from the observations from the boat... The new lava flow has reached about half way down the slope but does not advance further. The lava delta from the previous one has almost ceased to be active. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from the campsite as we return from the observations from the boat... The new lava flow has rea... [info]
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Mild strombolian explosion and the weakly alimented lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mild strombolian explosion and the weakly alimented lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mild strombolian eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mild strombolian eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another moderate strombolian explosion... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another moderate strombolian explosion... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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...while a stronger explosion covers much of the western and eastern slopes with incandescent ejecta. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
...while a stronger explosion covers much of the western and eastern slopes with incandescent ejecta... [info]
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View from the beach at our campsite; our lights illuminate the trees behind and partially above us. The new lava flow is quite small and seems not to progress much any more, eventually stalling and becoming weaker in glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from the beach at our campsite; our lights illuminate the trees behind and partially above us. ... [info]
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Our boat drifts into the picture... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our boat drifts into the picture... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ruth and Martina waiting for dinner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ruth and Martina waiting for dinner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The wind has changed direction and the ash plume, illuminated by almost full moon, drifts now towards the southwest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The wind has changed direction and the ash plume, illuminated by almost full moon, drifts now toward... [info]
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Our group - dinner with a view! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group - dinner with a view! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ruth changes position to be more comfortable... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ruth changes position to be more comfortable... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Later in the evening, a new surge of lava suddenly appears. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Later in the evening, a new surge of lava suddenly appears. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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After about 10 minutes since the start of the new lava flow, we're surprised to see a giant lava bubble appear in the summit crater and explode with a strong detonating sound, ejecting meter-sized lava fragments symmetrically in all directions. This bubble probably explains why just before the effusion rate increased: as it rose the final distance through the upper conduit, it pushed the magma column out of the effusive vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After about 10 minutes since the start of the new lava flow, we're surprised to see a giant lava bub... [info]
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For the rest of the night, explosions continue to show the most beautiful fireworks with almost no breaks between explosions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
For the rest of the night, explosions continue to show the most beautiful fireworks with almost no b... [info]
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A moderately strong eruption with almost all ejections to the left (west). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A moderately strong eruption with almost all ejections to the left (west). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A more symmetric strong strombolian explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A more symmetric strong strombolian explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Example of a stronger explosion (1). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Example of a stronger explosion (1). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Example of a stronger and noisy explosion (2); bombs often reach 500 m height or even more. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Example of a stronger and noisy explosion (2); bombs often reach 500 m height or even more. (Photo: ... [info]
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Strong glow from the eruption reflected on the almost completely calm sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong glow from the eruption reflected on the almost completely calm sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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In the meanwhile, the lava flow which had appeared earlier also stopped more or less, but remains visible for a while. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the meanwhile, the lava flow which had appeared earlier also stopped more or less, but remains vi... [info]
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Wide-angle view of the caldera of Krakatau; our boat drifts into the picture (r). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of the caldera of Krakatau; our boat drifts into the picture (r). (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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To the left, the NW end of Rakata, in the left background Sertung (Verlaaten) Island, Anak Krakatau in eruption, and parts of Panjang (Long) Island to the right. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
To the left, the NW end of Rakata, in the left background Sertung (Verlaaten) Island, Anak Krakatau ... [info]
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After the moon has set, the scene becomes darker and the ash plume now appears black. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After the moon has set, the scene becomes darker and the ash plume now appears black. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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A rather strong explosion with abundant glowing material landing on both the western and eastern slope of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A rather strong explosion with abundant glowing material landing on both the western and eastern slo... [info]
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Near-symmetrical vertical explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near-symmetrical vertical explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A very strong strombolian explosion early in the morning of 20 Nov. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A very strong strombolian explosion early in the morning of 20 Nov. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strong explosion with less incandescent material and more ash, more typical for the vulcanian-style eruptions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong explosion with less incandescent material and more ash, more typical for the vulcanian-style ... [info]
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Very strong and loud vulcanian-style eruption showering the whole cone with incandescent material. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Very strong and loud vulcanian-style eruption showering the whole cone with incandescent material. (... [info]
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