Heiau, ‘Āina, Lani

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Site NUU-79

Digitally-generated horizon profile of the eastern horizon as seen from heiau NUU-79. The horizontal bar indicates the main axial orientation of the heiau. The solid shaded lines indicate the rising paths of the sun at the June solstice (left) and December solstice (right); the dash-and-dot line indicates the rising path of the sun at the equinoxes; and the dotted line indicates the rising path of the Pleiades in AD 1600. For a commentary see page 290 of the book. (Graphic by Andrew Smith)

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Comparison between the eastern horizon here and at other east-facing heiau

DTM-generated profile of the eastern horizon at a selection of heiau facing nearby topographic features with considerable visual impact. In the case of KIP-1 a photograph of a nearby hillock, too close to show up on the DTM, is superimposed (see also figure 7.3 in the book). The extent of the solar rising arc is indicated by the solstitial rising lines (dark yellow lines [or solid shaded line in the case of KIP-1]). The rising path of the sun at the equinoxes (lighter yellow/dash-and-dot line) and of the Pleiades in AD 1600 (blue/dotted line) is also shown. The black-and-white version of this figure, figure 4.13 in the book, includes horizontal bars indicating the direction of orientation of the heiau. (Graphics by Andrew Smith)

  • For a site plan see figure 8.2 in the book.
  • Figure 8.3 in the book shows the exterior face of the N wall.
  • For orientation data see the Additional tables page.
  • For all-round horizon profiles at this site see the All-round profiles page.

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