Last light at Mauna Kea summit

The sun sinks over the observatory atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano.

Image via Nair Sankar

Image via Nair Sankar

Mauna Kea is one of five hotspot volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. The 4,200 meter (14,000 ft.) high summit of Mauna Kea houses the world’s largest observatory for optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomy.

Beautiful! Thank you to Nair Sankar for sharing your photo with us.

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Bottom line: Image of last light at summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.

Eleanor Imster