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!