Monday, 2 November 2009

All quiet on the western front

It's the beginning of another long night of observing on Mauna Kea, but it seems very quiet. Looking around, there seem to be far fewer tourists than usual and even my spot just outside the UKIRT is completely deserted. There are certainly a few tour groups on the summit this evening but the road is usually quite busy with people walking between viewing spots and it was empty when I took the picture below. Incidentally, if you look closely you can just see the shadow of Mauna Kea on the right hand side of the photo.

Perhaps it's because it's Monday...


Zuzana said...

The top picture looks as if taken from aboard a futuristic cargo-airship.;)
Stunning as always.

Tom said...

Thank you Protege and I actually think I see what you mean. Just above the cloud layer with a few passing clouds as we're cruising on our way at sunset!