Mysterious 'Smiley Face' Appears in Hawaiian Volcano During Eruption

Hawaii volcano appears to show off a red hot grin complete with glowing eyes

The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean — and the volcano seems to be happy about it.

A photographer captured incredible footage of a Hawaiian volcano's lava flow 'smiling' as it reached the Pacific Ocean.

The aerial video shows Kilauea's lava reaching the coast as it flowed down its slopes in the rugged Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on earlier this week.

The video which was taken by Paradise Helicopters show the volcano appear to form a giant smiley face as it pumps out lava into the sea.

Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It is a shield-type volcano that makes up the southeastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii, according to LiveScience.

The volcano rises 4,190 feet above sea level and is about 14 per cent of the land area of the Big Island.

The 6.5 mile-long lava flow has been dribbling down the south flank of Kilauea since May and finally reached the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday morning.

According to the USGS, the flow is about 20 meters (66 feet) wide when it finally spills over the cliff into the sea.

Watch the video here: 

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