2019-2020 KILO MAHINA PLANNER
SPECIFIC TIMINGS FOR O‘AHU • KAUA‘I • MAUI • HAWAI‘I
SUMMER SOLSTICE 2019 to SUMMER SOLSTICE 2020
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ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR ORIENTATION (Summer Solstice 2019 to Summer Solstice 2020
-Traditional kilo format / Not Gregorian calendar orientated
-Shows when to kilo (see Mahina and ka Lā) each day regardless of Calendar "date"
-Each Kilo Mahina Planner uses island specific times
-Emerson/Malo malama/month names for each island
-Features 236+ pages printed at 8.5" x 11" with spiral binding
-16 pages dedicated for each malama/lunar month
-Unique Qualities of each malama / When Mahina looks larger & smaller / travels faster & slower
-Solar cycle explanations
traditional kilo focus
This planner is a step-by-step framework to support the traditional practice of kilo Mahina. Ideal for people who are ready to develop their kilo skills. The design template used will be a good fit for educators/kumus/organizations dedicated to rebuilding ‘ohana & communities in Hawai‘i around a fully developed kilo practice. Traditional ‘imi na‘auao (learning) relies heavily on kilo. The kilo Mahina planner is a helpful tool for those who are ready to embrace traditional perspectives of time.
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.