A TRIO OF ISLAND BEAUTIES
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
The U.S. Postal Service unveiled three new postage stamps yesterday featuring Kilauea Volcano, Mount Waialeale and the sea cliffs of Molokai during a ceremony at Bishop Museum. The Hawaii stamps are part of the 40-stamp "Wonders of America: Land of Superlatives" set that went on sale nationwide yesterday. The unveiling accompanied a one-day exhibit of part of the museum's Thrum Collection of Hawaiian stamps. Postal employees Nancy Wong, left, and Becky Kaiwi held a large replica of the Kilauea stamp as Marion Yuen walked by.
LOOK, MA! NO SHADOW
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM
Priya Amilineni, 9, and her sister, Thara, 15, lifted their arms in the air to see the full effect of the solar phenomenon known locally as Lahaina Noon at Bishop Museum yesterday afternoon. Lahaina Noon occurs in the tropics (between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn) when the sun reaches its zenith and makes shadows virtually disappear for vertical objects set at a 90 degree angle. The effect is most apparent with objects such as lamp posts and flagpoles. For more information visit http://www.bishopmuseum.org/planetarium/highlights2006.html#lnoon