For as long as some of you can remember, volcanic lava has always been red/orange, etc in color. Even when playing silly games as a kid, the physical color of lava (at least, how it’s imagined in your head) has always had a warmer tone. And then you see CRAZY stuff like this and you start to question almost everything in your life:
Yes, that is actually blue lava..and no, it’s not a trick on the eyes. This type of psychedelic effect is caused by high levels of sulfuric gases that are released during eruption of the Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia.
Beautiful and mildly terrifying when you realize that IT’S STILL LAVA and will burn your finger off if you dare dip it in the mix. Best to see from afar. In a video.