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Photograph by Donald B. MacGowan

Glowing Lava from Kilauea Volcano Enters the Sea at Waikupanaha on the Big Island of Hawaii: Photograph by Donald B. MacGowan

Hours for the Hawaii County lava viewing area at Kalapana–to see the lava ocean entry at Waikupanaha–have been changed. Effective 1 February 2009, the area will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (last car in at 8 p.m.).

Since dusk is the best, and most popular–time to see and photograph the lava ocean entry and littoral explosions, this will cause more of a traffic jam than there has been in the past. This will also mean that visitors who come without flashlights are effectively shut-out of seeing the volcano. Please exercise caution while visiting the volcano and extreme patience with our bone-headed Hawaii County bureaucrats who have never met a situation they couldn’t make worse with a thoughtless decision or self-serving policy.

For more information, go here.



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