The Volcano That Spews Blue Lava

This volcano in Kawah Ijen has some spectacular blue lava by night, but shows red during the day. It is the sulphur inside the volcano that causes the change in color.

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+6 1. sunnydaze4me commented 5 years ago

That is other-worldly looking. Very cool video work.
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0 2. Pyranthos commented 5 years ago

its rly hard to believe thats not some special filter making it look that way. Very cool. Would like to see it in person, but not too close obv, lol
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0 3. kubeek5 commented 5 years ago

hmm, isn't that just a missing infra red filter?
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-1 4. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Ahhh.. <3chemistry<3, everywhere around and in us...the basic things everything is made of...always loved it.
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+2 5. curator commented 5 years ago

#3 why would you expect another view if you filter out light that is that long in wave length, so your eye can not see it anyway in the first place?
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+5 6. wluce0 commented 5 years ago

I was there one month ago, it really is that blue but it also generates a lot of toxic sulfur smoke so you have to go down the crater using a gasmask. More disturbedly, every day some miners are going down without any sort of protection to harvest the sulfur and climb their way back to the top of the crater and later down the hill carrying more than 80kg of sulfur. Crazy!