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Skylight, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Skylight southwest flank of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Photograph by J. Kauahikaua
27 September 2002
Close view of skylight above lava tube for Mother's Day flow, located on southwest flank of Pu`u `O`o. HVO scientists dubbed this the "cookie monster" skylight. Edifice around skylight was built by spatter tossed from lava in tube. This tube supplies all lava downstream in Mother's Day flow.

Skylight southwest flank of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Photograph by J. Kauahikaua, 27 September 2002

Skylight southwest flank of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Photograph by J. Kauahikaua, 27 September 2002
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