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Lahaina Noon 2013

by vrecinto on April 30th, 2013

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It is that time of year when the Hawaiian Islands experience the astronomical phenomenon known as “Lahaina Noon.” That is  when the sun reaches its zenith and makes shadows virtually disappear for vertical objects set at a 90 degree angle. Hawai’i is the only state in the nation with this phenomenon, because it only happens in the tropics (between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn). It occurs twice a year at every location in the islands.

During  Lahaina Noon at ‘Imiloa in Hilo, our 14 foot mosaic “Voyage of the Navigator” will be illuminated when the sun will be directly over the sky light, thus creating a great example of Lahaina Noon.  Visitors are welcome to watch as this happens; let’s just hope we have a sunny Hilo day.

Lahaina Noon Dates, Times:

Hilo
May 18 12:16 p.m.
July 24 12:27 p.m.

Kailua-Kona
May 18 12:20 p.m.
July 24 12:30 p.m.m

Kaneohe
May 27 12:28 p.m.
July 15 12:37 p.m.

Honolulu
May 26 12:28 p.m.
July 15 12:37 p.m.

Kaunakakai
May 25 12:24 p.m.
July 16 12:34 p.m.

Lanai City
May 24 12:24 p.m.
July 18 12:33 p.m.

Lahaina
May 24 12:23 p.m.
July 18 12:32 p.m.

Kahului
May 24 12:22 p.m.
July 18 12:32 p.m.

Lihue
May 30 12:35 p.m.
July 11 12:42 p.m.

See our video of the 2011 Lahaina noon event.

 

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