Friday, April 18, 2008

Volcano Watch


We were on full Vog Alert last week in Maui. There's nothing like a little miasma of volcanic ash and sulpher dioxide (vog) blowing over from the eruption of Halema`uma`u on the Big Island eighty miles distant to make for stunning sunsets.

High concentrations of ash and sulpher dioxide emissions were enough to close Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island and the return of the feisty trade winds meant that ash and gas went sailing over Maui.

Omeloa beach on the Makena coast of South Maui is the perfect spot to observe a vog-enhanced sunset.

For a viewing of skies across the world - checkout the weekly Sky Watch at Wiggers World.
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