Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Sun Also Rises


Today, July 16, 2011, 6:05:28 AM


And lest you think, I'm the only one living on this side of the island, I backlit the photo to show you proof positive that there's a few more inhabitants. Probably blogging for all I know. Or for all I would want to know. That's a shot of the mountains and hills across the Ala Wai canal. (more later)

6 comments:

Brad Farless said...

That's a really nice photo Ron.

Kay said...

Whoa... That is seriously awesome!!!

RONW said...

Brad- the orange aurora is probably due to moisture in the air. Only light sprinkles throughout the day though. Am I a weatherman or what. And speaking of meteorology, scientists on Maui using a supercomputer have discovered that a tsunami leaves a telltale red line on the upper atmosphere directly above it as it travels. Currently, it's a guessing game, alerts, and evacuation are in anticipation of a wave. At this point, the red line only gives an hour warning, but its real value is that it indicates that a tsunami wave actually exists and is impending. Other than that, the ocean surface only raises an inch as a wave of undetermined height travels at 500mph, and that's not enough data to gauge if a destructive size wave has been actually generated, at least, until it hits the shore.

Kay- the nice thing about facing the mountains, is that the nearest neighbors are ½-half mile away across the Ala Wai golf course fairways directly on the other side of the canal. Not too much there to obscure the view.

Brad Farless said...

That's interesting stuff. Now those scientists just need to find a cost-effective way to monitor the sky for red lines. I've lived in areas prone to tornadoes but never seen one. I lived in an area that has earthquakes but never felt one. I've never lived anywhere that gets tsunamis. I suppose I'm lucky with that.

RONW said...

Brad- it makes you wonder what they'll discover next about the tell tale red line. Odd word, that 'discover,' something that was always there in front of your eyes. Of all the natural disasters I wouldn't want to be caught in a tornado. The lighting, hail, freight train sound, wind, even though for only a five-minute passing, of what must be sheer horror. And tsunamis are a rare threat, it's just the ones that hit are disastrous, moreso with the tv coverage. Btw, the Big Island (island of Hawaii), has earthquakes everyday from the nearby undersea volcano rising each day.

Brad Farless said...

Well, that's nice to know. When I come visit Hawaii, I won't have to put quarters into a slot to make the bed vibrate at the hotel. XD