'Pele's hair' is falling from the sky in Hawaii
WIKIPEDIA: Pele's hair is a form of lava. It is named after Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. It can be defined as volcanic glass fibers or thin strands of volcanic glass. The strands are formed through the stretching of molten basaltic glass from lava, usually from lava fountains, lava cascades, and vigorous lava flows.
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USA TODAY: This isn't your typical weather forecast: "Pele’s Hair is falling in Pahoa," the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory announced Tuesday in a forecast for the Kilauea volcano.
The normally staid National Weather Service also got in on the act, warning that "Pele's hair and other lightweight volcanic glass from high fountaining fissures are being transported downwind.”
EXPRESS (no link): Hawaii volcano update LIVE: Latest USGS maps and pictures as lava flows SPREAD
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HAWAII'S Kilauea volcano continues to wreak devastation across Big Island leaving vast swathes of land empty and major highways cut off. As the USGS issued its latest warning, here is all the live news, pictures and maps from Hawaii's volcano.
|Reuters Photo. Fast-moving lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has so far destroyed some 82 homes and dozens of properties as the molten liquid surged through the streets|
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