I took the photo above from the road last night at around 10:00 PM. Moonlight shines on the raw lava that the home sits on. The red-orange glow is lava reflecting up into the steam where it pours off the outer edge of the new, and still growing, delta of land that extends out into the ocean over five hundred-feet beyond the older sea cliffs.
Below: November 18th, 2009; still under construction and the plume is the Waikupanaha ocean entry that flowed for a couple years, ending January 3rd, 2010. Our present ocean entry is up the coast from there, to the east, about one mile or so.
This home has likely been photographed hundreds of times by visitors walking down the Hawaii County lava viewing access road off the end of highway 130. That is because it is close the access road and lines up with the ocean entry so nicely.
Above & below are other photos I have snapped of this home July & August (Click any image for a larger view size) (And yes you can still buy this new house and have this front-row view from your lanai:
The surface flows reported yesterday did stall-out and no new ones have been seen.
Both Halema’uma’u and the coastal ocean entry visitor sites (Click on the highlighted text for more information) have good viewing of the ongoing eruption.
I will add updates when I can, or when significant changes to the volcanic eruption take place…. Or, of course, any other exciting stuff is heading towards the islands like super ocean swells, tsunamis or hurricanes…