Hawaiian Volcanic Eruption Begins
July 18, 2021
December 20, 2020 - A large volcanic plume of fiery red volcanic ash and gas emanates into the night sky high into the atmosphere from Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park shortly after the eruption with lava cascading into the crater that starts forming a deep lava lake.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,677 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by J. Wei.