Friday, January 26, 2007

10,000 Feet Up

On Maui, we drove 10,000 feet up the mountain to the observatory on top. Quite the change in temperature from the beach, I must say!! The sun set above the clouds in a spectacular array. I should have tried to shoot the stars from there. They were by far the brightest I had ever seen. Perhaps they were so bright and clear because we were so high and there was less atmosphere to look through, or maybe because Hawaii is in the middle of the ocean and doesn't get the polution wafting in from other large cities. Sounds like I need a lesson in science and astronomy.

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