• Question: why is lava bright orange ?

    Asked by chlochlobiebs1611 to James on 19 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: James Hickey

      James Hickey answered on 19 Nov 2013:

      Hey chlochlobiebs1611!

      Lava is sometimes orange because it is so hot (around 1000 degrees C!). When it cools down a bit it starts to look darker until it solidifies completely.