Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mauna Kea

These pictures were taken flying from Hilo to Honolulu. We did not see the mountains while staying on the Big Island. The vog from the volcano covered them. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world . It starts at the ocean floor. Mauna Kea is not taller than Mt. Everest in land heights. But height starting from the ocean floor it is. There is much debate about that matter.
Mauna Kea
You can see the observatory on the top of it. All the street lights on the Big Island are yellow. It cut out some of the light so that the astronomers. The yellow lights make color turn black and white. I found that interesting.
Mauna Kea is the mountain in the fore ground and Mauna Loa is behind it.

Next will come Honolulu!

4 comments:

Bag Blog said...

I think my 4th of July is finally over, but I am way behind on my blog reading.

I love the mountain shots.

Dawn said...

just curious, do you know what the name of the mountain means? I love the old stories that go behind names.

Jenn said...

They are beautiful!

Inquiries said...

Lou: Sounds like you had a fun 4th!

Dawn: Mauna Kea meand high mountain and Mauna Loa means long mountain.

Jenn: thank you