HiP 079 Partial Eclipse and Merrie Monarch Festival

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HiP 079 Partial Eclipse and Merrie Monarch Festival

HiP 7 Day Forecast for week starting Friday April 5th to Thursday April 11th 2024

In this episode, our mini feature will be about the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, that will come up in our events calendar and of course the big talk is the eclipse on April 8. I will give you the scoop on when to look, what to look for and how long it lasts. Also We’ll have a 7 day forecast for weather, surf, night, sky, concerts, and events. IN the show notes i will put a list of links to local resources, news, tv, music, art etc. I will add that list to the home page ASAP. Thank you for choosing Hawaii Posts to be part of your podcast library…..are you ready?….. Aw-right – Lets go!



Ho’o Pono Pono = To Gather Peacefully

 Weather, Surf & Night Sky  “Anilā, Nalu a me Pō Lani” 3 min

HiP weekly Weather Forecast-  Friday April 5th to Thursday April 11th 2024

Weather Conditions for Oahu-


Winds- wins will remain strong through Wednesday averaging 20 to 25 miles an hour coming out of the north north east but on Wednesday it will shift and the wind will come up from the south at about 8 miles an hour and then immediately shift back from the north on Thursday and that will bring in the cooler temperatures for next weekend… greater chance of precipitation next Wednesday, but this Wednesday it’s gonna be 50-50 which means you’re gonna see plenty of sunshine

Temperatures average-  

Highs will be range between 77- 83F (25-28C) with the warmest day – wednesday 

with a 50% chance of percipitation this weekend through monday

Lows will be declining through the week 71 – 60F (21-15C) with the coolest night – next thursday

Sea Temperatures:


81 F (26C) drop one degree from last week the average temp is 80 F

This Week

Sunrise- around 6:15 am  Sunset- around 6:50 pm

Daylight – a little more than 12 1/2 hours


Song: Hotel Azteca By: Salon Kingsadore, on their Album: Mountainn Rescue


North Shores – North facing Shores are 2 to 4 feet with possible 8 foot faces but dropping to 1-2 by tuesday

West Side – flat to a foot holding start to rise on tuesday

South Shores –4 – 6 and dropping to 2-3 by tuesday

East Side – On the east side it’s holding at 2 to 3 which means you’ll see the occasional 5 foot face rolling through but with these wins, it’s gonna be a little sloppy, choppy, bumpy and maybe grumpy, but as always with surfing your next wave could be ride ever


Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest Mixed Makaha 4/4 – 4/5

Night Sky 

Moon Phase

The moon is waning currently 12% illumination new mooon is the monday 8th which is the elclipse day but by next thursday it will be 14% illuminated

This week Moonrise and Moonset (rounded to nearest 5min)

Moonrise Friday  at 4:15 AM

Moonset  Friday    4:00 PM 

Moonrise NEXT Thurs. 8:30 AM

Moonset NEXT Thurs. 10:30 PM

Visible Planets (rounded to nearest 5min)

Mercury Sets at 7:30 PM WEST

Venus Rises 5:30 AM EAST

Mars Rises 4:30 AM EAST

Jupiter Sets 9:10 PM WEST

Saturn Rises at  4:50 AM EAST

Uranus Sets 9:20 PM  WEST


“Partial Solar Eclipse A total solar eclipse will cross North America on April 8 as the Sun is blocked by the Moon. This eclipse will pass over Mexico,

the United States, and Canada.

In Hawaii, a partial solar eclipse will occur, starting at around 6:30 a.m. and peaking at about 7:13 a.m. Safety is the number one priority when viewing a solar eclipse. Make sure to use safe

solar viewers (sunglasses are not safe for viewing the Sun).

The next partial solar eclipse in Hawaii will occur on Oct. 2.”

courtesy of https://imiloahawaii.org/sky-charts

That is the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo, the website is really cool. They have a sky chart for each month with Hawaiian and English words representing the stars and the direction that you want to look. It’s a pretty neat graphic so if you’d like to check it out please stop by the Imiloa Astronomy Center website

Events  “Ho’okipa” (Hospitality or to entertain)

Friday April 5th to Thursday April 11th 2024

Concerts & Comedy

Friday the 5th

Jon B

Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US

Wanda Sykes

Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI, US


82fifty, Ivory City, and Blood Money

Hawaiian Brian’s Social Club, Honolulu, HI, US

Feels so Close

The Republik, Honolulu, HI, US


98 Degrees

Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI, US


The Republik, Honolulu, HI, US




Red Nova

Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, US


03 Greedo

The Republik, Honolulu, HI, US


Nextdoor, Honolulu, HI, US


MINI- Feature- “Hiʻona”

Merrie Monarch Festival https://www.merriemonarch.com

The event runs from March 31 – April 6

“Hula is the Language of the Heart. Therefore the Heartbeat of the Hawaiian People.” — KALĀKAUA REX

Welcome to today’s segment where we dive into the enchanting world of the Merrie Monarch Festival on the Big Island of Hawaii. Originating in 1963, this cultural extravaganza celebrates the art of hula, showcasing the rich traditions of Hawaii.Named in honor of King David Kalakaua, also known as the “Merrie Monarch” for his love of music and dance, this festival is a vibrant homage to Hawaiian heritage.

At the heart of the Merrie Monarch Festival is the hula competition, where halau (hula schools) from across the Hawaiian Islands and beyond come together to showcase their skills in both ancient and modern hula styles. From graceful movements to mesmerizing chants, each performance tells a story deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture.

But the festival is much more than just a competition. It’s a week-long celebration filled with cultural exhibitions, craft fairs, music performances, and traditional ceremonies. Visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Hawaii, experiencing firsthand the aloha spirit that defines the islands.

Whether you’re a seasoned hula enthusiast or a curious traveler eager to explore Hawaiian culture, the Merrie Monarch Festival offers a truly unforgettable experience. So pack your bags, join the festivities, and prepare to be swept away by the magic of hula and the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality.

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Aloha ā kēia pule aʻe (Farewell until next week) 1 min

Have Fun, Do Good, Be a Positive Force

Be alert Paradise can lul you into a false sense of security 

Stay on the trail, Stop walking to take a picture or a selfie 

When in doubt don’t go out, Never turn your back on the sea

Mahalo to the lifeguards, first responders, armed service members and those who volunteer

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Until next week Aloha, Aw-right


















Local Magazines











https://www.oahupublications.com/magazines/  (including: 101 Things To Do, Oahu, Maui, Big Island Kauai)


Luis Caldera: lcenterve@gmail.com Custom music

Salon Kingsadore https://youtube.com/salonkingsadore


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