What is Lahaina Noon? It is an Hawaiian name given for an astronomical phenomenon that occurs twice a year in the Hawaiian Islands, when the sun is directly overhead at high noon.
Hawaii is the only state in the United States where this crazy hot event occurs, because this phenomenon only happens in the tropics. If you happen to be in Hawaii in July 2011 on these dates (the other dates occurred in May), have fun standing out in the sun and not casting a shadow.
See flag poles, coconut trees and other objects that for moments are not casting any shadows. Please share your pics on our Double Brush facebook page.
Lahaina Noon Dates, Times:
Hilo: May 18, 12:16 p.m. and July 24, 12:26 p.m.
Kailua-Kona: May 19, 12:20 p.m. and July 24 ,12:30 p.m.
Hana: May 23 p.m., 12:20 pm and July 19, 12:30 p.m.
Kahului: May 24, 12:22 p.m. and July 18, 12:32 p.m.
Lahaina: May 24, 12:23 p.m. and July 18, 12:32 p.m.
Lanai City: May 24, 12:24 p.m. and July 19, 12:33 p.m.
Kaunakakai: May 26, 12:24 p.m. and July 17, 12:34 p.m.
Honolulu: May 27, 12:28 p.m. and July 16, 12:37 p.m.
Kaneohe: May 27, 12:28 p.m. and July 15, 12:37 p.m.
Lihue: May 31, 12:35 p.m. and July 11, 12:42 p.m.