After being postponed by poor visibility over Kilauea’s east rift zone on Thursday, we were able to get airborne yesterday to continue our documentation of the world’s most active volcano. And, yes, active it was! Pu‘u ‘O‘o’s lava lake was bubbling in several spots, but our time there was kept at a minimum because of shifting winds. Roughly one fourth of a mile from the vent was an impressive breakout spilling lava just east of the 61G tube system. This rupture began on Thursday afternoon, and was still hot while we were in the vicinity. A number of small nosebleeds were visible on the upper flow field, while the other major hot spot was Pulama Pali. The western lobe was quite active near the top of the steep hillside, with one long river and several short ones advancing downslope. While the leading edge of this lobe had advanced significantly onto the coastal plain, we didn’t observe any additional progress. A few small breakouts on the flats were present, but nothing notable. And, a couple breakouts over the 61G tube near the bottom of the pali were effusing molten lava as well. See the latest pics below!