STEPHEN & DONNA O'MEARA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEPHEN & DONNA O'MEARA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Star trails frame the erupting Kilauea volcano on the Big island of Hawaii. The red plume is emerging from a new vent in the summit crater, Halemaumau. The glow is from a lava lake within the vent. A lone ohia-lehua tree stands at left. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Its summit crater formed a new vent in March 2007 and eruptions from it continue to this day.
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