Geminid showers upcoming, plus winter solstice

Photo by Dawn F. Kawahara

Bringing stars down to sparkle the trees of the Historic County Building in Lihue.

The waves washed regularly on the strand below our picnic shelter, a pleasing background music to talk and laughter of a group gathered to “moon watch” on a recent evening. An intermittent breeze tugged at the beach naupaka leaves and flapped the palm fronds. Once twilight shifted to night, misty clouds sifted above like teasing veils over and around stars and planets, incoming planes and a passing satellite. Lady Moon Hina glowed regally, shining a moon path over the ocean waters.