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Maui Nei

December 12, 2013
By RON YOUNGBLOOD ( , For The Maui News

It's the time of year to anticipate a feast of ground lights when the sun sets. Hawaiians called sunset ahiahi, the time of burning clouds. The ao were important harbingers for those living in deep valleys, particularly in East Maui where the land hid the sun's final dip into the sea, leaving only the red and orange clouds overhead to signal the arrival of po, the night and the next day. Hawaiians measured their days from sunset to sunset.



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