Nature's Fireworks: LavaWhile the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 with plenty of pyrotechnics, nature presents its own brand of fireworks all year long. Here are 11 spectacular fire and lights displays, from volcanic eruptions to the northern lights.
Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii has been dazzling spectators since 1983. Lava from this dome on the flank of 13,679-foot Mauna Loa flows to the Pacific Ocean, where molten rock sizzles into the water. The best view is from tour boats. You can also see the subtle subterranean glow of magma from various spots around the volcano’s rim.