What is Lava?
Lava Molten Rock from a Volcano
Lava is molten rock that pours onto Earth's surface during a volcanic eruption. Once lava cools and solidifies it forms an igneous rock.
The only difference between lava and magma is one refers to molten rock whilst it's below the surface of Earth, the other refers to molten rock after it's been expelled from the vent of a volcano.
Our photo which is courtesy of Stan Celestian is clickable and redirects to the original non-compressed image. The photo is of the eruption from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō (Mt Kīlauea) volcano in Hawaii. The eruption began in 1983 and ended in 2018.