Total Solar Eclipse:
1991 July 11
7:00 - -9:00 am
Location: Mauna Kea - Geological Summit
Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano that rises 13985' above sea level and
is the largest island mountain in the world. It is also the site of
many major world observatories that had the rare opportunity to observe
and study the total solar eclipse of 1991 which passed dirctly over
Solar prominences and sunspots were particularly active before the
eclipse, so the corona was particularly large and one could easily
see a bright pick prominence during totality.
Simultaneous with the eclipse, a significant lava flow was pouring
into the ocean from PuUOo, the active crater of Kilauea Volcano.