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In Photos: Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption as Seen from Space

View from NASA

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NASA's Earth Observatory posted this view of the erupting volcano Kilauea May 3, 2018, from the Landsat 8 satellite orbiting Earth.

Infrared Hotspots

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NASA's TERRA satellite took this image of the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii May 6, 2018, showing hotspots on the ASTER instrument's thermal infrared bands – shown in yellow. The hotspots are newly formed fissures and lava flows, NASA officials wrote.

MISR View

NASA Earth Observatory

This view of the erupting Kilauea volcano from the MISR instrument on NASA's Terra satellite was taken May 6, 2018. Its stereo views let researchers calculate the height of the plumes.

Plumes Rise

NASA

Ash from Kilauea Eruption Viewed by NASA's MISR instrument (height scale at right).

The View from Above

@Anton_Astrey/Twitter

A red alert has been issued after explosions from #Hawaii's Kilauea volcano intensified. Сlouds of volcanic ash rise in the air at 3.7 thousand meters, that's why it is easy to see even from the @Space_Station .

Ash Cloud from Orbit

@Anton_Astrey/Twitter

A red alert has been issued after explosions from #Hawaii's Kilauea volcano intensified. Сlouds of volcanic ash rise in the air at 3.7 thousand meters, that's why it is easy to see even from the @Space_Station .

Kilauea's Plume

@Anton_Astrey/Twitter

A red alert has been issued after explosions from #Hawaii's Kilauea volcano intensified. Сlouds of volcanic ash rise in the air at 3.7 thousand meters, that's why it is easy to see even from the @Space_Station .

Eyes on Kilauea

NASA Earth Observatory

Kilauea Continues to Erupt May 14, 2018

Looking Into Kilauea

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Kilauea Continues to Erupt May 14, 2018

Tracking Kilauea

NASA Earth Observatory

As Kilauea continued to erupt on May 14, this satellite view shows the location of towns nearby to the volcano's encroaching lava.

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