Friday, May 23, 2008

Aloha Friday

It's Aloha Friday!

Today's Aloha Friday topic is Vog.

Vog = volcanic fog

or something like that.

With the Kileaua volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii in an active eruption, it is spewing ash and volcanic gases. When the Kona winds blow (wind from the southeast), the vog journeys to Oahu from the Big Island making the air thick and the horizon fuzzy.

Kilauea is the home of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess. The caldera was the site of nearly continuous activity during the 19th century and the early part of this century. Since 1952 there have been 34 eruptions, and since January 1983 eruptive activity has been continuous along the east rift zone. All told, Kilauea ranks among the world's most active volcanoes and may even top the list.

Yesterday was really voggy and my eyes were irritated. It is not supposed to be as bad today, but on my run this morning I looked east across the valley toward Wahiawa and I couldn't see the mountains or the sunrise. I think vog isn't too good for breathing.

Remember when Nathan and I stayed at Kileaua Military Camp?

That was fun.

Happy Aloha Friday!


Deanne said...

I read about vog recently. Interesting stuff that vog! :)

Ann M. said...

I don't think that'd be good to breathe in, either!

Jrzy Army Wife said...

The Vog is gross... it makes my eyes burn and the punkin cough.... alot. Granted it has been making a beautiful sunset over the mountains.

Also, I know where the pool is but I've never been there. It took me a year to find it..don't ask. I know you said next week is bad.. I guess we'll have to shoot for the following week. I think this is worse than phone tag,LOL>

Mary Peterson said...

I had never heard of vog. Interesting. Cute pictures of you and Nate!

trying said...

wow and i thought fog was bad.

hey i left a reply on your fathers day box post.

tootie said...

My husband and I learned about (and saw!) the vog when we visited Hawaii. (We also think it's fun to say "vog," so we'd try to work it into conversations :)

By the way, I'm soo jealous that you get to live in Hawaii! We loved every minute of our trip :)

No Cool Story said...

You are so cool.