Mauna Kea from space

Mauna Kea from space taken April 2009. Image courtesy of the NASA EO.

Just a quick link to a stunning photo of Mauna Kea in Hawai’i taken April 29, 2009 from the International Space Station. You can clearly see the pyroclastic material and abundant cinder cones that litter the flanks of the volcano.

{Thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory for the image link.}


  1. #1 Allen LeBlanc
    October 10, 2009

    I lived in Hawaii for 3 years, from 1949 to 1952. I have a postcard bought on Waikiki Beach showing the Mauna Kea volcano erupting in that period. I also flew over the crest of the volcano as it was erupting in a Navy twin engine aircraft as a passenger with 2 Naval Officers, one a Capitan and the other a Lt. Commander. Why does this story not match what is published on the internet?

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