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Lahaina Noon 2014 in Hilo

by vrecinto on May 13th, 2014

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.

2014 Lahaina Noon days and times
Hilo
May 18 12:16 p.m.
July 24 12:26 p.m.

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

South Point Island of Hawai‘i
May 15 12:19 p.m.
July 28 12:28 p.m.

Lihue
May 31 12:35 p.m.
July 11 12:42 p.m.

Kane‘ohe
May 27 12:28 p.m.
July 15 12:37 p.m.

Honolulu
May 26 12:28 p.m.
July 16 12:37 p.m.

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

Lana‘i City
May 24 12:24 p.m.
July 18 12:34 p.m.

Lahaina
May 24 12:23 p.m.
July 18 12:33 p.m.

Kahului

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

Hana
May 23 12:20 p.m.
July 18 12:30 p.m.
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