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Can you see one island from the other?
-- John Packard (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 28, 1999
On clear days, you can see islands that are next to each other, i.e., you can see Molokai and Maui from Oahu, but you can't see the Big Island from Oahu.
-- Roy Inouye (email@example.com), January 28, 1999.
Are you sure you can't see the Big Island? I used to commute from Kailua to Hawai`i Kai, and often saw Maui and Moloka`i.. on remarkably clear days, I saw a third island, much farther away, to the far right behind Moloka`i. One evening, I saw a glint off the top of this peak, and my friend and I were convinced we saw light reflecting off Mauna Kea Observatory.
I have a photograph here: http://www.windwardskies.com/images/ocean/3islandafternoon.jpg
Maui is to the left, cloudcover over most of Haleakala, and Moloka`i is in the foreground. I believe that the peak on the right is the Big Island. I don't think Lana`i would be that high, and it's closer than Haleakala, while the peak in my photo is much hazier than Haleakala.
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 09, 2001.
-- joe (email@example.com), January 01, 2004.