A perched pond sits atop the west end of a very inflated Pu’u ‘O’o crater this morning, as USGS scientists continue to forecast what may be a major change in the eruption on the East rift zone. Almost the entire vent is now filled with lava… and nearly all the surface flow activity was found within a mile of the vent. Numerous pahoehoe flows and several skylights… and almost nothing downslope from there at all. May Day Ducky joined Leilani the Hula Girl, Special Guest, Amanda Charlotte Glasgo, Bruce Omori and me as Paradise Helicopters’ exalted pilot, Sean Regehr got us up close and personal with Pele’s hot liquid rock… mahalo plenty, Sean! And don’t forget… we’ll have lots of interesting personalities on the upcoming “VolcanoScapes” series entitled “Hot Seat Hawaii!” Check out our brand new website hotseathawaii.com and meet the cast. Then stay tuned for exciting well-known guests, engaging visits with interesting Big Island folks… and of course, as always, the best Kilauea Volcano stills and aerial lava video anywhere! Coming soon! #HotSeatHawaii You never know who might show up in “the hot seat” next!
If you want to feel the awesome heat of the volcano and take some incredible photos – don’t forget to add our “doors off” option to your tour for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.