The Large Magellanic Cloud in Hawaii
The Large Magellanic Cloud is visible in Hawaii for a short period of time. This was captured from Mauna Kea looking towards the southern sky and Mauna Loa. Halemaumau crater, an active volcano is creating the bright glow in the clouds and sky. The path of light is from car headlamps driving across Saddle Road, the road that goes between the two mountains. The VLBA Radio Telescope is visible in the far left.
To reduce noise, I manually aligned and stacked 6 images for the sky and 36 images for the foreground.
Out of Its Shell
A fresh lobe of lava breaks out of its shell. This was captured last July, at the 61G flow in Kalapana, when the lava was still flowing on the surface.