Friday, April 18, 2008

Volcano Watch


We were on full Vog Alert last week in Maui. There's nothing like a little miasma of volcanic ash and sulpher dioxide (vog) blowing over from the eruption of Halema`uma`u on the Big Island eighty miles distant to make for stunning sunsets.

High concentrations of ash and sulpher dioxide emissions were enough to close Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island and the return of the feisty trade winds meant that ash and gas went sailing over Maui.

Omeloa beach on the Makena coast of South Maui is the perfect spot to observe a vog-enhanced sunset.

For a viewing of skies across the world - checkout the weekly Sky Watch at Wiggers World.

30 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for joining in today... these two pictures are awesome...

Tom

Anemone said...

WOW !!! This must be one of the greatest pictures this week.
Thanks for posting them, so that we all could see them.

Nice weekend wishes to you, from Norway.

Anonymous said...

TR, you just keep amazing us ... I don´t know but I would dare say yours are perharps between number 1and number 1 this week.
Is "Fantastic" enough?

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow, that's totally amazing. I've never seen anything like that...beautiful.

Daniel J Santos said...

Amazing colors, fantastic.

ellen b said...

OH MY goodness. Those are amazing shots of an amazing sky! I'm so glad you had the opportunity to take them and to share them.
Have a great weekend.

K8 said...

wow! what more can I say...? xoxo

Pernille's ting og tang said...

WOW! Fantastic photos. Stunning! Wonderful colors and everything!

Dick said...

Wooow, great view.

Marcos Santos said...

Beautiful thing!

Very beautiful!

fishing guy said...

TR: What a wonderful remembrance of a beautiful trip.

SandyCarlson said...

These are remarkable photos! Thanks for these, and thanks for stopping by.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Beautiful sky with beautiful colors

John said...

Those are amazing shots!

Texas Travelers said...

Really great photos.
Amazing intense color.

Thanks for the visit.
From cold to hot.

Troy

Stacey Huston said...

Thanks so much for you kind words today! Your post is stunning. Mother nature sure makes the most beautiful art work. and you captured it well.

dot said...

Wow, these are fantastic sky shots! Such beautiful deep colors!

Misty Dawn said...

I'm speechless - this is absolutely and unbelievably amazing!

Dancin' Fool said...

Absolutely stunning pictures! I do so envy you your travelling, but as you said we can all see skies around the world via this meme! Have a great weekend.

Ida said...

WONDERFUL!
Love those shots. :)

Ida

Mary said...

I'd give my eye teeth to see such a spectacular sky! I'll just enlarge your photos and ooooh and ahhhh... I'm positively certain that I have never seen such color and drama in the sky as I did about two minutes ago. Bravo, Tim!

Andrée said...

That last photo knocked my socks off. It looks as if the emissions from the volcano are burning a hole up to heaven!

Anonymous said...

Hello T.R.,

Thank you for having visited my blog! Yours is much more beautiful and interesting, especially for me who travel quite often abroad or within the country. I totally agree with your Ethical Traveler Guidelines!

And yes, I’m Turkish and live in Istanbul (when I don’t travel) :)

Greetings,

Müge

Anonymous said...

And a comment for “Volcano Watch” ...

These are amazing photographs!

Especially the second one is perfect!

Selma said...

A brooding, magnificent sky. You rule!

Scotty Graham said...

Great photos, and really enjoyed browsing your blog...so glad you stopped by to see mine...I will also be back to check yours.

BTW, I used to work as a SCUBA instructor in Kauai...on one of my dives, I was eye-to-eye with two humpback males...by far the best experience in my entire life...

Cheers,

Scotty

Doug Taron said...

My partner is very jealous. He loves geology. I think that the happiest I've ever seen him is on the Big Island watching lava flow into the sea. Great photos.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Fantastic and scary posts!!!

Lovely shots.

In this week I haven't a good shot to post!

Luiz

Kerri said...

Wow! These are GREAT!

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow...Amazing!

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