Yesterday, at 12:28 PM we had Lahaina Noon.
This is from the Star Advertiser:
"...Lahaina Noon occurs twice a year in the tropics, and Hawaii is the only state in the union where shadows all but disappear for three to five minutes as the sun burns directly overhead...
...The sun has been making shadows disappear twice a year long before written history. But the phenomenon didn't have a catchy title until the (Honolulu) Bishop Museum sponsored a contest in 1989 that resulted in the term Lahaina ("cruel sun") Noon..."
Just to show you how much I know, I assumed our shadows disappeared at noon everywhere. Hmmm... maybe I shouldn't admit that. Anyway, I decided to go outside a couple of minutes before the appointed time to see for myself.
Sure enough, the center pole for the clothes line did disappear.
Just to show you what a good husband of a blogger Art is, I took a photo of him with his Mt. Fuji walking pole. You get a pole like that before you climb Mt. Fuji and they burn a stamp on it at every station. (Here I am digressing again.)
And here's Art next to a stop sign. Shucks! I should have told him to put his arm down so you could just see a blob of a shadow at his feet. Ah well...
I can do that when this happens again on Oahu on July 16th at 12:37 PM.