Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Depending on whether you cruise past by day or night, your experience of Kilauea’s Puu Oo vent—the most active fissure in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, which sends molten lava toward the coast and into the sea—will be quite different. During daylight, you’ll see plumes of acrid white steam as the 1,150°C (2,100°F) lava hits the water, and on a clear day you may see the crimson streams themselves; after sunset, the drama intensifies as the sea cliffs sometimes appear to be laced with fiery red-orange lava waterfalls.

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