CFHT CloudCam Images

CFHT CloudCams are highly specialized cameras designed to image the night sky.
As a result, they only operate between sunset and sunrise, Hawaii Standard Time (UTC-10).

When operational, images on this page update every 60 seconds.
The page will automatically refresh when a new image is available.

Weather data updates every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day.



As noted above, these cameras only operate between sunset and sunrise, Hawaii Standard Time (UTC-10).
If the image above displays "Daytime (cloudcam sleeping)", they are not operational.
When operational, these cameras may be periodically obscured by inclement weather such a fog, rain, ice, or snow.

Images from these cameras are used to create nightly timelapse videos.
These videos can be found on the CFHT CloudCam Timelapses page.

Is it daytime in Hawai'i and the CloudCams are sleeping? Check out our summit webcams!
While not optimized for imaging the night sky, our webcams operate 24 hours a day.
Find them on the CFHT Webcams page.

More information about our CloudCams can be found on the About the CloudCams page.

CloudCam Images Copyright © Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify these images under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,
Version 1.3, or any later version, published by the Free Software Foundation. A copy of the license can be found here.
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