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Kilauea’s Lava Lake Returns

Water that had pooled in the crater since 2019 quickly boiled off during an eruption that began in December 2020.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using data from NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team, and VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. Story by Adam Voiland.

Published January 7, 2021
Data acquired December 28, 2020 - January 4, 2021

Sources:
Suomi NPP > VIIRS
Terra > ASTER
Collection:
Earth at Night