In March 2008, a violent explosion created a vent at the base of the Halema`uma`u
crater located in the Kilauea's summit caldera in Volcano Park. It has since ejected
enormous quantities of noxious sulfur dioxide gas which react with
oxygen and atmospheric moisture to produce what is called the "vog", which has
serious impact on the quality of the air on the island.
This is yet another manifestation of the active volcanism of the
Kilauea, the fifth and youngest volcano on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Notice the
Southern Cross constellation.
|Time period: || Night|
|Light source: || Moon |
|Start time: || 21:00 |
|Duration: || 1 hour |
|Acceleration: || x 250 |
|Location: || Mauna Kea |