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In July 11,1991, the Big Island of Hawaii was fortunate to experience a total eclipse. Mauna Loa was one of the few sites which had a clear view of the entire eclipse event. The Mauna Loa Observatory site was restricted to only certain scientists from around the nation and a few news reporters. 


View of eclipse from MLO.


The pictures above were obtained through NCAR Mauna Loa Solar Observatory.


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News crews, film makers and scientists prepared their equipment for the big event.


A crowd of people set up at about the 9000-ft level to watch the eclipse. crowd


Elmer Robinson

Former Director Elmer Robinson poses with eclipse during totality