Kilauea light show

| November 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at Kilauea in Hawaii National Park on the Big Island continues its current trend of repetitive rising and falling. (Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii — The lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at Kilauea, here, continues its current trend of repetitive rising and falling.

Visitors at the Kilauea Military Camp, inside the national park, enjoy a front row seat to the often spectacular light show of recent weeks, shown above, and located across the road from the DOD-operated facility.

National park rangers urge visitors to obey traffic signs, park only in marked stalls and heed all signs. All visitors who plan to view the dramatic lava glow after dark are urged to bring flashlights, especially those who park at Kilauea Overlook.

“Safety is our No. 1 priority,” said Cindy Orlando, park superintendent. “We encourage everyone to visit during this fascinating episode, but to exercise caution. If people come prepared and proceed as directed, they should have an unforgettable experience.” Visit www.nps.gov/havo and kmc-volcano.com.

Visitors at the Kilauea Military Camp, located inside the national park, can enjoy a front-row seat of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. (Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)

A bird’s-eye-view of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. (Photo by Tim Orr)

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  1. Sharon Griebel Tomkins says:

    My family & I spent a very memorable week at KMC during the 1950s. I’ll never forget it! I wish my husband (ret. USAF Maj.) & our children could’ve stayed there, too.

    • haw says:

      Absolutely wonderful! We pray for the safety of residents, workers and visitors on the island of Hawaii with volcanic activity. HAW Staff.

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