Posted by: kayoko
I came back from Aloha state,Hawai'i.
Everybody knows about these beautiful islands and specially Japanese people are really familiar with this country and Honolulu city.
This time I flew to Big Island and stayed in Kailua Kona.
How wonderful...Hawaiian music from radio and Hawaiian breeze made me so relax...
I want to explain all about this island but I need maybe another a few more days :p
Anyway, Mauna Kea is the place I've wanted to go and finally I made it!!
There is an astronomical observatory on the top, 4200m high and here, this is one of the best locations on earth for ground-based astronomy.
And sunset was just spectacular....
I don't know how I can describe this beautiful color...sunset color was dynamic....
Stargazing was also great and it was first experience I saw the Jupiter and lunar crater.
And I took photo by 30 sec with tripod.
Moon light and can you see something brighting with blue...I hope it's shooting star or UFO??
Even if the speed of light, it takes 400years to reach those stars...can you imagine how far it is :)
By the way, you can imagine it's difficult to count stars in Tokyo because of the city lights.
I found this picture, which is the view from the satellite and we can recognize the shape of the country of Japan...
So, I would like to suggest you go to planetarium in Roppongi.
-Sky planet Tokyo-
It saying we can walk in the starry sky...sounds fantastic isn't it?
Another thing I really like about Hawai'i is....having Kona coffee in the morning and grabbing good local beers at night. And specially we can see such a beautiful sunset at beach too...
On the other hand, I was happy to have a Ramen(noodle) when back to Japan.
That was one of the gratest part of Japan, huh?
Posted by: kayoko (January 21, 2011 12:11 PM)