10 Jul '18, 8pm

Volcanic Mood Rings via @NASAEarth

April 8, 2017JPEG October 9, 2014JPEG March 31, 2014JPEG From milky white to vibrant turquoise to blood red, the three lakes at the summit of the Kelimutu volcano are known to unpredictably change color— a phenomenon unique to this volcano on the Indonesian island of Flores. These images, acquired by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 , show the various colors of the crater lakes on three different days. All three crater lakes appear on the crest of the volcano with the eastern two lakes sharing a common crater wall. The changing colors have been a source of supernatural folklore. Locals say the lakes are the resting place for departed souls. Depending on the good or bad deeds performed in their life, the deceased get placed into the various lakes. The westernmost lake known as Tiwu Ata Mbupu (meaning Lake of the Old People) is usually blue. Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (L...

Full article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92377

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