2019-2020 KILO MAHINA PLANNER
SPECIFIC TIMINGS FOR O‘AHU • KAUA‘I • MAUI • HAWAI‘I
SUMMER SOLSTICE 2019 to SUMMER SOLSTICE 2020
ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR ORIENTATION (Summer Solstice 2019 to Summer Solstice 2020
-Each Kilo Mahina Planner uses island specific times.
-Emerson/Malo mālama/month names for each island
-Features 155+ pages printed at 8.5" x 11" with spiral binding
-Hawai‘i island is orientated to Hilo times and will most closely match the eastern and central moku.
-Maui is orientated to Kahului times and most closely matches Kahalewai and Papa Lalo o Maui
NEW KILO-BASED TEMPLATE
The 2019-2020 Kilo Mahina Planners show you when you can KILO (see) mahina. Traditional mahina understandings rely on a consistent practice of kilo. Knowing when mahina rises and sets are important for this practice. Sunrise and sunset are also important times to orientate ourselves to mahina timing. In this planner, mahina rising and setting times are included along with sunrise and sunset times for each day of the entire solar year.
SOLAR YEAR ORIENTATION • ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR
The solar cycle is another aspect of the kilo foundation. To kilo mahina throughout the solar "year" takes an understanding of where ka Lā (sun) is in its circuit. A basic layout of a solar-based anahulu measurement system is included for each mālama/month as well as sunrise and sunset orientation. This is meant to be a basic/user-friendly diagram of what researchers are sure to publish in the coming years. While the calendar year is essentially orientated towards to winter solstice, in the northern hemisphere our modern academic calendar is orientated towards the summer solstice.
KILO TERMINOLOGY USED
The kilo mahina planner uses non western/foreign timing concepts to describe what mahina looks like when you kilo. When you can kilo the first "faint" braiding of light, mahina can be described as Hilo. When she appears most piha/full she spends the entire night in the sky with the stars as Hoku. When mahina is a faint breath that may only be visible for 5 minutes during wana‘ao/dawn she is Mauli. The ‘Olekūlua quarter moon orientation will also be used. When the mālama/lunar cycle moves quicker at the beginning of the cycle, Hoku often rises on the 14th night instead of the 15th night. Phenomena such as this, and more, will be incorporated in this kilo mahina planner.
PRINTING & SHIPPING TIMELINE
Planners will be printed, shipped and delivered by July 3rd, 2019, the first mālama of the new summer solstice solar cycle. If you pre-order before June 21st a pdf will be emailed that includes nā māhina from June 21st - July 3rd. Updates will be made regularly on Instagram @homaikapono