Lahaina noon will occur this year starting on May 18, 2016 with the second round of occurrences set to begin on July 11, 2016. Yes it’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of year! These events, when the Hawaii sun is directly overhead and casts no shadow, travel through the islands from south to north.
Lahaina noon serves as a reminder of just how strong the Hawaii sun really is given our location south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Lahaina Noon 2016
Here are the dates and times when you’ll find the Hawaii sun directly overhead:
- Hana May 23 12:20 p.m. and July 18 12:30 p.m.
- Hilo May 18 12:16 p.m. and July 24 12:27 p.m.
- Honolulu May 26 12:28 p.m. and July 15 12:37 p.m.
- Kahului May 24 12:22 p.m. and July 18 12:32 p.m.
- Kailua-Kona May 18 12:20 p.m. and July 24 12:30 p.m.
- Kaunakakai May 25 12:25 p.m. and July 16 12:34 p.m.
- Lahaina May 24 12:23 p.m. and July 18 12:33 p.m.
- Lanai May 23 12:24 p.m. and July 18 12:34 p.m.
- Lihue May 30 12:35 p.m. and July 11 12:42 p.m.
10 Tips to Avoid Sunburn on Hawaii Vacations
It seems obvious, but you’d be surprised just how many visitors we see who look burned to a crisp. Here’s what we do to stay out of the red.
1. Sunscreen has not been proven effective in preventing skin cancer. Covering up is the only thing that works. We know, who wants to do that. See tips #4 and #6.
2. Zinc or titanium oxide based sunscreens are still considered safest and most effective in preventing sunburn.
3. Use safe sunscreens in two hour intervals; more frequently when in the water.
4. Be alert to sun exposure from 10am until 3pm.
5. Don’t forget to apply sun protection to ears and lips.
6. Wear a hat and sunglasses.
7. Don’t use old sunscreen that’s been sitting around for years.
8. Help protect Hawaii’s coral. Chemical barrier (vs. physical barrier) sunscreen can damage Hawaii’s reef system.
9. Drink more water during periods of sun exposure.
10. Research sunscreens for effectiveness and safety.