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

Another View on Kilauea

NASA Earth Observatory

Kilauea Continues to Erupt May 14, 2018

Probing Kilauea's Plume

NASA Earth Observatory

This 3-D image of Kilauea's ash plume was created by using satellite data to track the ash as it rises from the volcano.

A Hot Plume

NASA Earth Observatory

Infrared sensors on satellites in space track the heat from Kilauea's ash plume.

Sulfur Dioxide Leaks from Kilauea

NASA Earth Observatory

This satellite map shows sulfur dioxide levels from Kilauea's eruption.

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Sarah Lewin started writing for in June of 2015 as a Staff Writer and became Associate Editor in 2019 . Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. She is currently Assistant News Editor at Scientific American. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.