Images du Mauna

At sunset looking east, the blue shadow of Mauna Kea extends into the upper atmosphere and across space to land upon (eclipse) our rising full Moon.  

time lapse image looking north with Hōkū Pa’a ‘the star that is fixed’ (polaris) in the center of the wheel of heaven

“ahiahi” time to light the torches, as the sun ‘sinks’ below the rising western horizon

midday on Mauna Kea, as seen from the flanks of Mauna Loa


oh, that lavender is like velvet!

e alā e! mid morning as the sun finally rises over Mauna Kea, as seen from Konaside Big Island