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Vent in the Halema`uma`u crater (Volcano Park)
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
Credits A film by Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Halo music by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori
CFHT astronomy images by Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum)
Film digital technology by Sidik Isani
Copyrights Footage and photographs © Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Astronomical Images © CFHT / Edizioni Scientifiche Coelum
Bungie Studios' Halo Soundtrack © Microsoft Corporation
Used under license from Warner Chappell Music
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