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Images from Space: Moloka'i

Shuttle Photographs

Space Shuttle photograph of the central islands of the Hawaiian chain. From left to right they are Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and (bottom right) Kahoolawe. The bright streaks to the lower left of each island is caused by sun glint off of the calm water on the leeward (downwind) side of the island.

Space Shuttle photograph of Molokai (top) and Lanai. Molokai is 61 x 16 km in size, and Lanai is 30 x 21 km.

Space Shuttle telephoto photograph of the eastern end of Molokai, taken late in the day with the Sun low on the horizon and shining from the left. This image shows some of the deeply carved river valleys on this island. At top left (north shore), the small peninsula is the Kalaupapa peninsula, which formed late in the history of the island long after the main shield volcano had stopped erupting.

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Author: Lori Glaze

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