[HMcam] Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent from Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook
This image is from a temporary research camera positioned at the Halemaʻumaʻu Visitor Overlook, looking at a steep angle toward the eruptive vent in Halemaʻumaʻu. The camera is set to record images in a low-light mode, which is better able to see through the gas plume.
The webcams are operational 24/7 and faithfully record the dark of night if there are no sources of incandescence or other lights. Thermal webcams record heat rather than light and get better views through volcanic gas. At times, clouds and rain obscure visibility. The cameras are subject to sporadic breakdown, and may not be repaired immediately. Some cameras are observing an area that is off-limits to the general public because of significant volcanic hazards.