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Island of Maui as Seen from Space

Hawaii from Space Photos

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island of Maui in the Hawaiian islands as seen from space in a NASA photo taken 10/88

Island of Maui in the Hawaiian islands as seen from space in a NASA photo taken 10/88

Photo Courtesy of NASA

The major landforms of Maui are featured in this photograph—the well-entrenched radial drainage pattern of Puukukui Volcano [5,788 feet (1764 meters)] at the west-northwest end of the island to Red Hill and Haleakala Crater [10 023 feet (3055 meters)] at the south end.

Throughout the island, shield volcanoes dominate the landscape. The large cultivated field patterns of the inter-montane valley are discernible. Kaho'olawe is the small island just off the southwest coast of Maui.

This photo was taken on the STS-26 (Space Shuttle) mission in October of 1988.

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