Gemini North Telescope Captures May 17 Kilauea Plume from Maunakea

May 17, 2018||Big Island: Weather and Nature


Footage was obtained from the 8-meter Gemini North telescope on Maunakea by a camera used to monitor the sky for remote operations of the telescope.

May 17, 2018||Big Island: Weather and Nature


Is This Your Time to Experience the Aloha and Wonder of Hawaii Island? 

The Big Island is one of the most spectacular places on earth and our active volcano is a must see when conditions are safe. For now; however, most sections of the Park are closed and only local residents and essential personnel are allowed in certain areas in Puna. That leaves the rest of our beautiful island open for business and ready to welcome you if this is your time to come experience the wonder of it all. Read More 

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October 29, 2014||Big Island: Weather and Nature


Kilauea Lava Flow Approaches Pahoa Town, Lower Puna Homeowners Grapple with New Realities 

Early on Tuesday morning, October 28, slow moving pahoehoe lava from the Big Island's Kilauea Volcano caused a structure fire that burned a farm shed on a private residential property near Pahoa town. As of approximately 12:45pm HST today, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports that the flow is approximately 100 yards from the nearest home and that there approximately 40-50 homes in the immediate path of the flow: // Post by Mileka Lincoln.   According to reports from Hawaii News Now reporter Mileka Lincoln, media and visitors are being moved further from the flow front to respect the privacy of the families being impacted by the progression of the lava. Although long-time residents of Puna have witnessed the impact of flows from Kilauea in the past, there is no doubt that the approach of this new flow is an emotional time for them and for those with deep connections to Pahoa town and Lower Puna. Last month (on September 4th),... Read More 

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December 1, 2011||Big Island Communities: Events


Volcano Village Artists Hui: 25th Annual Art Studio Tour and Sale 

This year’s Volcano Village Artists Hui 25th Annual Art Studio Tour and Sale happened over the weekend after Thanksgiving. The works of art on display during the tour featured magnificent renditions of color, vision and texture and true expressions of the spirit and mystery of the rain-forest. Visitors could glimpse how the Big Island's volcanoes influence these artists. There is a sublime poetry to existence atop a dynamic mountain such as Kilauea. Read More 

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