With the backdrop of an amazing sunrise, we approached Kilauea’s east rift zone and observed the ongoing eruption from Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Although we were not able to venture over the crater because of a low layer of thick cloud cover, the vent continues to feed flows on the upper flow field, as well as on the coastal plain. A new breakout occurred on Wednesday afternoon, less than 1/2 mile from Pu‘u ‘O‘o, and was still very active during our overflight. Numerous other spots of activity were visible throughout the flow field, although most were small nose bleeds. The surface flow on the coastal plain slowly but steadily advances, and is now roughly halfway to the sea. Volume at the leading edge appears to be light, but as long as it remains consistent, tubes will continue to transport lava and it’ll creep along, keeping the possibility of another ocean entry alive. Lastly, the Kamokuna ocean entry was very active, with two breakouts from the stress fractures, and numerous fingers of lava pouring into the sea. Cracks in the delta continue to grow in width, indicating instability and the potential for a significant bench collapse.