Friday, 20 March 2009

Night sky from HP

Looking south from Vacation Resort Hale Pohaku on the slopes of Mauna Kea at around 1:30am. The sky wasn't that great but the Milky Way and some of its dark lanes are visible. Mauna Loa is silhouetted in the far distance with a much closer cinder cone just to the right. Below these is the Visitor Center which looks a little brighter than it really is!

The summit is covered in snow again although the roads have been cleared, at least they were until it started to snow again late this afternoon.

1 comment:

Protege said...

I have not sen the Milky way forever, over 10 years...
What a truly beautiful shot of the night sky..