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Lava and Snow in Hawai’i

A winter storm in December 2022 dropped snow over Mauna Kea and the recently erupted Mauna Loa.

Astronaut photograph ISS068-E-31770 was acquired on December 20, 2022, with a Nikon D5 digital camera using a focal length of 86-millimeters. It is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 68 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by Francesca Filippone, Texas State University, JETS Contract at NASA-JSC.

Published March 26, 2023
Data acquired December 20, 2022

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