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.

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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