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Hawaiian Lunar Weeks & Days
moon-1213NEW MOON: 12-3-13, 1:30 pm
First Quarter:
 12-9-13, 5:13 1m
FULL MOON: 12-16-13, 11:29 pm
Last Quarter: 12-25-13, 3:49 am


Note: ALL TIMES ARE HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME (HST)

EARTH AT PERIHELION 2013: Jan. 1, 19:00 | EARTH AT APHELION 2013: July 5, 05:00

EQUINOXES 2013: March 20, 1:02 am | September 22, 10:44 am
SOLSTICES 2013: June 20, 7:04 pm | December 21, 7:11 am

ECLIPSES 2013:

  • April 23 : Partial Lunar Eclipse
  • May 9: Annular Solar Eclipse
  • May 24: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
  • October 18: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
  • November 23: Total Solar Eclipse

METEOR SHOWERS 2013:

• QUADRANTIDS: Jan. 5-7 ~ Peak Jan. 3 (8:00pm)
• LYRIDS: Apr. 16-25 ~ Peak Apr. 21 (6:00pm)
• ETA AQUARIDS Apr. 21-May 28 ~ Peak May 5 (8:00am)
• PERSEIDS: July 17-Aug. 24 ~ Peak Aug. 12 (1:00am)
• ORIONIDS: Oct. 2-Nov.7 ~ Peak Oct. 20 (6:00pm)
• LEONIDS: Nov. 10-23 ~ Peak Nov. 16 (11:00pm)
• GEMINIDS: Dec. 7-17 ~ Peak Dec. 13 (1:00pm)

LAHAINA NOON, 2013
Kahului
: May 24, 12:22pm ~ July 17, 12:32pm  | Hana: May 23, 12:20pm ~ July 18, 12:30pm

HAWAIIAN CALENDAR ~ SEASONS & MONTHS
There are two seasons in Hawaii:  Ho’oilo, the cooler wetter season, and Kau the hotter, drier season. Both seasons last about six months. Months begin with the New Moon.

November 18: Makahiki (start of Hawaiian year)

Ho’oilo (Cooler, Wetter Season)
Welehu (Oct.-Nov.) •• Makali’i (Nov.-Dec.) •• Ka’elo (Dec.-Jan.)
Kaulua (Jan.-Feb.) •• Nana (Feb.-Mar.) •• Welo (Mar.-April)

Kau (Hotter, Drier Season)
Ikiiki (April-May)  •• Ka’aona (May-June) •• Hinaia’ele’ele (June-July)
Hilinaehu (July-August) •• Hilinama (Aug.-Sept.) •• Ikuwa (Sept.-Oct.)

MAUI WEATHER

MAUI ASTRONOMY

  • Haleakala Observatories Haleakala High Altitude Observatory Site, University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy.
  • Kila Kila O HaleakalaOpposing the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Project atop of Mt. Haleakala.
  • `Imiloa Hawaiian Astronomical Center Provides a unique experience for visitors, students, and families seeking to explore the connections between Hawaiian cultural traditions and the science of astronomy.
  • Hawaiian Astronomical Society Founded in 1949, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in Hawaii.
  • NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Adsministration) Established by an Act of Congress in 1958. in addition to the space program, this federal agency is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research.
  • U.S. Naval Observatory Established by an Act of Congress in 1830, its primary mission was to care for the U.S. Navy’s chronometers, charts and other navigational equipment. Today, it is the preeminent authority in the areas of Precise Time and Astronomical Data required for accurate navigation and fundamental astronomy.
  • Stardate Almanac An outreach program of theMcDonald Observatory at the University of Texas, Austin.
  • Sky & Telescope Online version of the astronomical magazine.
  • The Planetary Society Founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman toinspire and involve the world’s public in space exploration through advocacy, projects, and education.
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