1. brett says

    @4. Tabby Lavalamp

    That is perfect. The world giving us a giant, lava, shit-eating grin . . .

  2. Joseph Felsenstein says

    …… and to make it all perfect, note that the photo was taken by Paradise Helicopters. Looking down.

  3. says

    That’s the current vent in Halemaʻumaʻu crater, which is in Kilauea Caldera (Big Island, Hawaii).

    That vent feeds down to Pu’u ‘O’o (an older but always active vent) and then down to the ocean – where it is currently quite spectacular (surface flows and ocean entry).

    One of our houses is just 1/4 mile from Halema’uma’u crater (we are just outside the National Park border) – so we can see the glow at night from our house.

    Lava is fun :)

    Here is our recipe for cooking in lava…

  4. kaleberg says

    We dumped my mother-out-law’s ashes into that thing some years back. That shut it up for a while, but it looks like it’s acting up again.