Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - July 10, 2019

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Video shows Moku‘āweoweo, the caldera at the summit of Mauna Loa, during a routine overflight. 

Routine overflight of Mauna Loa summit

This video shows Moku‘āweoweo, the caldera at the summit of Mauna Loa, during a routine overflight. The flight path goes from northeast to southwest, and begins at North Pit crater before crossing over the main caldera floor. In the southwest portion of the caldera floor, the 1940 and 1949 cones can be seen. The video ends as the helicopter flies over South Pit, at the southwest end of the caldera. The video is shown at 3x speed, and was taken with a very wide-angle lens.

(Public domain.)