HiP 070 The Moons of Our Solar System and the Plight of Pluto

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HiP 070 The Moons of Our Solar System and the Plight of Pluto

In this episode, Mostly sunny Skies, NYE firework review, The Hui He’e Nalu Backdoor Shootout, Do you know how many moons are in our solar system and Pluto the Planetary Pariah. 

We’ll have a 7 day forecast for weather, surf, night, sky, upcoming events and concerts. Also a 7 World days to celebrate where ever you are in the world, Then I’ll give you an update about a public works project that i have been bugging my local represenatives about ….. and i’m proud to say the project is now under way and construction has finally started.

I have a new song by my music project… Blue Day: “Walk and Chew Gum” and i will be using more Blu Day tracks through out the show.

 Weather, Surf & Night Sky  

“Anilā, Nalu a me Pō Lani” 3 min

HiP weekly Weather Forecast-  wed Jan 10 to tue Jan 16th 2024

Weather Conditions for Oahu-

This week Will be mostly sunny with passing showers on thursday, friday and next monday


Winds- will be 10-15 mph shifting from SW to NE on saturday and back up from the south starting sunday at 5 mph with light winds increasing to 15 mph by next tuesday

Temperatures average-  

Highs will be around at 77-80F (27C) with the lowest high temp on friday at 72 degrees warmest day will be next monday

Lows will be around 59-54F (21C) with the lowes of the lows on friday at 59 degrees

This Week

Sunrise- around7:11am 

Sunset- around 6:08 pm

Daylight – averaging a little more than 11 hours 


Song: Rainbow by Salon Kingsadore 

North Shores

5-7 (10-14) dropping then up to 8-12 (16–24 faces) this weekend

West Side

3-5 (6-10 faces) dropping then up to 6-8 (12-16 faces) this weekend

South Shores

flat to a foot rising (1-2 faces) holding

East Side

1-2 holding (2–4 faces) up this weekend at 4-6 (8-12 face)


Da Hui waiting period open til 1/16 at Pipeline

Every year the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout seems to be blessed with some of the best conditions of the Hawaii winter season. This year’s event kicked off with a growing northwest swell and ideal southeast winds for the first three rounds of competition.

After completing the longboard, SUP, and bodysurf rounds, the shortboard competition took place in some of the best moments of the swell. Some of the world’s best surfers competed jersey-free in everyone’s favorite local surf contest of the year. Unfortunately, at the moment, the forecast for the rest of the waiting period is looking grim.


Hawaiii Surf Association SUrf Series 1/9,1/10, 1/16 at Turtle Bay

Night Sky 

Moon Phase

THe moon is waning currently at 2% the new moon. is Jan 11 and then it will begin waxing towardf the next full moon Jan 25


Today early morning 6:42 AM

Next Tues 11:20 AM 


Tonight early eve 5:33 PM 

Next Tues Midnight

Visible Planets

Mercury Rises at 5:30 AM EAST

Venus Rises 4:35 AM EAST

Mars Rises 6:10 AM EAST

Jupiter Sets 1:54 AM WEST

Saturn sets 9:20 PM  WEST

Uranus Sets 2:50 AM  WEST


The New Moon on January 11 will be 0.19% lit up, making it a vanishingly thin Crescent Moon.

Link for Moon Phase Visualized, cool moon phase motion graphic sipaling the moon circling the earth and the phases of illumination along with the dates  https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/location.html

Speaking of moons….. did you know that Our solar system has 205 moons

the planet with the most moons is Saturn with 82 moons

Jupiter has 79 moons

Uranus has 27 moons

neptune has 14 moons

Mars has 2 moons

Earth only has on moon

But Venus and Mercury are moonless… the two planets closest to the sun do not have moons.

Controversially the planet Pluto is not necessarily considered a planet in our solar system, So if we include Pluto as a planet in our solar system, we would have a total of 210 moons in our solar system (it is designated as a dwarf planet) but it does have five moons. So if we include Pluto as a planet in our solar system, we would have a total of 210 moons in our solar system


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