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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Here’s a wide shot of central and western Maui as seen an hour after sunset from the summit of 10,000 ft. Haleakala. The West Maui Mountains (center) are shrouded in clouds while the Kahului-Wailuku areas (right) on the northern coast and the Kihei-Maalaea areas (left) on the southern coast glow brightly (a bit too brightly for astronomers).

Maui by Night

Meanwhile, up on an adjacent area on Haleakala’s summit, the telescopes of the U.S. military track satellites and orbital debris, warning everyone of possible collisions.

USAF satellite tracking facilities

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