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Lake Waiau on Mauna Kea
Lake Waiau, at an altitude of 3,969 m (13,020 ft) atop Mauna Kea, is the only alpine lake in the Hawaiian island chain. It is thought to have formed at the end of the last glacial retreat, which was almost complete by 15,000 years ago. Since that time, sedimentary layers of silt, clay, and ash have accumulated in the tiny, shallow lake-0.73 ha (1.8 acres) in surface area and about 3 m (10 ft) deep (source USGS). It usually freezes in winter, but aquatic insects such as midges and beetles can be found breeding in the water.
Time period: Night
Light source: Moon
Start time: 21:30
Duration: 1.5 hour
Acceleration: x 400
Location: Mauna Kea
Credits A film by Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Halo music by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori
CFHT astronomy images by Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum)
Film digital technology by Sidik Isani
Copyrights Footage and photographs © Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Astronomical Images © CFHT / Edizioni Scientifiche Coelum
Bungie Studios' Halo Soundtrack © Microsoft Corporation
Used under license from Warner Chappell Music
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