December 1, 2022 — Mauna Loa Eruption
Aerial view of Fissure 3 and its channel that is flowing downslope from the Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. The upper left side of the photo is Mauna Kea. Over the past 24 hours Fissure 3 has built up a significant spatter rampart around its lava fountains. The air is thick with a sulfur plume that is degassing from the lava as it rises to the surface here. USGS image by D. Downs.