“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky” – Rabindranath Tagore

Maybe it’s because we’re only 20 degrees north of the equator. Or perhaps the sky in Hawaii creates the perfect combination of particles in the air to scatter light. Whatever the reason, these islands produce some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Depending on the time of year, every day between 5:45 and 7:30pm, we’re treated to a spectacular show!

On the island of Oahu, some of the best places to admire the sunset view are Sunset Beach Park (on the North Shore), Waikiki Beach (with an umbrella drink in hand), or my personal favorite Ala Moana Beach Park (hanging with friends as the smell of grilled teriyaki chicken fills the air).

As the sun makes it’s final descent of the day, be on the watch for the elusive GREEN FLASH. At the precise moment the sun dips from view, a spot of intense blue/green light can be seen. I have to admit, I’ve never actually seen one, but it doesn’t keep me from looking each time – just to be sure I don’t miss it! 😉

Breath-taking cloud formations add an extra layer of awe to the sight! Like snowflakes, no two are ever the same.

We feel such a privilege to experience these spectacular day-ending performances . And sometimes, all we can do is say  “WOW!” 🙂



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