Space Shuttle photograph of Kauai, taken from the north (west is to the right in this image). Kauai is 53 x 40 km in size. It is the wettest of the Hawaiian Islands, and the heavy cloud seen in this image over the upper windward slopes is typical at many times of the year. The spectacular Waimea Canyon can be seen as the brown line to the right of the clouds. The highly popular Makahuena Point, where many fine hotels are located, is located at the top of this image.

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