September 14, 2023—Kīlauea summit thermal map
A helicopter overflight on September 14, 2023, allowed for aerial visual and thermal imagery to be collected at the summit of Kīlauea. The eruptive activity continues with fountains active on the downdropped block, just east of Halema‘uma‘u crater, with lava pouring west onto the crater floor. Lava flows north and west from the active vents, around the area of higher ground created during the 1982 eruption. The scale of the thermal map ranges from blue to red, with blue colors indicative of cooler temperatures and red colors indicative of warmer temperatures.