Showing posts from September, 2021

Welcome Back Madam Pele!!

  Madam Pele has done it again!     At 3:20 pm HST on September 29, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected glow in Kīlauea summit webcam images indicating that an eruption has commenced within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in the Kīlauea summit caldera. The new eruption began four months after the end of the previous Kīlauea eruption which ended in May.   Randal and I were going to go to the summit to look, but we had guests to greet first and we wanted to ensure our current guests knew it had happened since their time here is more limited than ours is.   By day you can see the plume of gas and steam.   At night you can see the glow.   From the pictures I have seen taken by my neighbors and friends, it is anywhere from light pink to blood red!   As a reminder to our upcoming guests, the park is currently open 24 hours a day, and the public is reminded to stay safe by following these precautions:   - Maintain social distance of six feet from others and wear a mask to reduc