Mauna Loa eruption on November 30, 2022
A field crew was out documenting the location of the front of the flow closest to Saddle Road on Nov. 30, 2022, between 3:00 and 4:00 pm HST. This photo shows the front of the aʻa flow, with a helicopter for scale. The photo was taken looking southward from the Hilo-Kona Road, approximately 4 miles south of Saddle Road and one mile west of the Mauna Loa Observatory Road. At the time the photo was taken, the flow was approximately 500 m south of the Hilo-Kona Road; the flow crossed the Hilo-Kona Road overnight.