Halemaumau Crater Glow

Night Glow at HAVO

The Halema’uma’u crater inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park glows orange as stars begin to peek through the darkening twilight sky.

The crater has grown larger every month since it first blew open a few years ago. Currently the lava flow beneath it is nearly visible from surrounding overlooks. The rising smoke coming from the building-sized hole gives the fiery glow a medium on which to paint.

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