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What Causes The Orange And Red Sunsets On The Big Island (And Hawaii)?

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Another Day, Another Kona Sunset: Almost every day there is more than ‘just a sunset,’ there is a Kona sunset. Are Kona Sunsets Better? Don’t Kona sunsets seem more vivid, more interesting, and more colorful than in other parts of the world? Just what causes the orange and red sunsets on the Big Island to be […]

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Kona Weather: Vog Information

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Just What Is Vog? The term ‘vog’ refers to the hazy air pollution caused by the volcanic emissions from Kīlauea volcano, which are primarily water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas. In layman’s terms, vog is volcano emissions plus fog. If you are visiting from Southern California, a poor day of vog in […]

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