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Hawaii 2013 Astronomy Calendar: 9 meteor showers and 1 solar eclipse

partial solar eclipse hawaii may 2013You can see Quandratids shooting stars between December 28th 2012 and January 12th 2013. This meteor shower reaches its peak activity on January 3rd very early at 03:24. The moon rises around midnight but luckily is not very bright, which makes 2013 a good year to watch the Quandrantids from Hawaii.

Read our complete article about the 2013 Quadrantids and have a look at our meteor shower guide to Hawaii for viewing tips and a packing list for a perfect night of stargazing. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get a stargazing alert shortly before this meteor shower.

venus jupiter mercury conjunctionlApril 22: Lyrids Meteor Shower

The shooting stars of the Lyrids meteor shower are visible between April 16th and April 25th. This shower peaks on Hawaii at 01:40 HST on April 22nd. The best time to watch this shower is on April 22nd very early between the moonset (03:45) and the beginning of twilight (05:00).

quadrantids skymap 2013 HawaiiAlso have a look at our meteor shower guide to Hawaii for viewing tips and a packing list for a perfect night of stargazing or subscribe to our newsletter to get a stargazing alert shortly before this meteor shower.

May 6: Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower

The Eta Aquariids are a very broad meteor shower and shooting stars can be seen between April 19th and May 28th. This shower peaks on Hawaii during the daytime (May 5th at 15:15 pm), so the best time to watch is between midnight and moonrise the nights directly before or after May 5th.

summer solstice hawaiiYou can find more details in our 2013 Eta Aquariids from Hawaii article. Have a look at our meteor shower guide to Hawaii for viewing tips and a packing list for a perfect night of stargazing or subscribe to our newsletter to get a stargazing alert shortly before this meteor shower.

May 9th: Partial Solar Eclipse

You can see a partial solar eclipse from Hawaii on May 9th 2013. During the moment of largest eclipse the moon will cover about 35% of the sun. This moment falls on the Big Island at 15:52:49 and on Oahu a couple of minutes earlier, at 15:47:44.

You can find more information including an animated simulation at the 2013 solar eclipse as seen from Hawaii. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get a stargazing alert shortly before this partial solar eclipse.

I'm happy for you, A story of Aloha

by soulbecket

The big island, man, I could do that.Easily.
I had a small memory of living in Hawaii pop into my head today.
I was living in a hotel in Waikiki and takeing the bus that went through fort DeRussey to get to work one afternoon and the bus driver stopped and waited while looking in the rear view mirror and over his shoulder until he rose and went to the open door to look back at middle aged female tourist running towards the bus stop from the hotels.
The woman came within voice range and asked sheepishly if he was waiting for "Me"?
The driver replied in his best pidgeon accent,
"I wait foyou fo evah!"

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FAQ

Kate V
Traveling in Europe (Austria-->Greece, the Alps)?

I am going to be studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria for the month of June. I will be allowed a few "free days." The longest time I have free is 5 days, and I have the afternoon after classes end (about 5?) to start my trip.
I would love to go to Greece, but I don't know if I will have enough time to get there and enjoy my time there. How long would it take to get there? and will I have time to relax and hit the beaches?
I would also like to climb the Alps, but is it safe to be an unfamiliar climber on the Alps? I have climbing experience, but I'm not sure how much the…

You could take one of those discount flights and be there by dark. then you spend your time.

If you are in Salzburg, and you want to hike the alps, you probably don't have to hike far from your door. Salzburg is pretty much IN the alps. Really beautiful country. And not that far from Switzerland, if you want to cross the border for a weekend, that should be easy to do.

What you really need to do is set yourself up a longer program of study, like a semester or even a year, so you can REALLY get a feel for your town and the possibilities...next semester,…

meow
Specific places in France?

I want to go to some hidden treasures in France that are not too touristy. Some nice museums, gardens, interesting historical places, etc. If France has the biggest of something, I want to see it (like the biggest, i don't know, tree or icecream bowl)

Be creative please!

Uzes is a town in the languedoc-roussilon (probably spelled that wrong)
it's not too touristy and a beautiful historic town, i lived there for the summer!

if you're going to be in southern france, try montpelier for the beaches and lyon (not really southern) for the food!

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