Pretty pictures of volcanoes are nice, but to really appreciate the power and fury of a volcano check out some volcano videos.
Here’s a video of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The lava pouring out of Kilauea flows very easily, so it can travel for long distances and create lava fountains and lakes.
Here’s a preview of National Geographic’s documentary video, Inside a Volcano. You can see different kinds of volcanoes erupting. Very spectacular.
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Also from National Geographic, this is their volcano 101 video. It shows you the basics of how volcanoes work, how they form, and the different kinds of eruptions.
Here’s a video of an underwater volcano presented by Wired.com. You can see what happens when hot ash and lava meets cold sea water. Did you know that 75% of all volcanoes are underwater volcanoes, and most of those are never detected.
Finally, here’s a video from the Discovery Channel with links and video of the 5 best volcano web cams. It’s a great tour through some of the coolest volcano webcams on the planet.
We have written many article about volcanoes for Universe Today. Here’s an article about
We have also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast about Earth, as part of our tour through the Solar System – Episode 51: Earth.