Did you know that The Big Island is getting bigger every year by about 42 acres because of lava flow from the Kīlauea Volcano? It can even be seen from space. The phenomenon is known as lava delta – when lava flows into the ocean over a long period of time resulting in the formation of new land. There are two possible ways to see the lava: From a distance, e.g. in the crater of the Kilauea Volcano, and close by from boats as the lava flows down the island into the ocean, according to Love Big Island.