The level of the summit lava lake has risen to its highest level since the summit eruption began in March 2008. It was measured at 20 m (66 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater on April 23, and is at least a few meters (yards) higher this morning, April 24, 2015. Please note that a zoom lens was used taking these photos.
Ka ‘ike o ke keiki - The learning of the child:
i ka nana a ‘ike - by observing, one learns;
i ka ho‘olohe no a maopopo - in listening, one commits to memory;
i ka hana no a ‘ike - by practice, one masters the skill.
On April 3rd & 4th, 2013, park visitors celebrated the 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival with the island's cultural practitioners as they shared the arts and crafts of Hawai'i at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kīlauea Visitor Center on the lānai.
Lava trees are formed when fast moving lava flows around a tree. The cool and moist trunk causes the lava to crust around the tree. When the flow is short lived, it drains off leaving behind standing lava trees.