Just look at that tiny shadow. Today and tomorrow, it's the smallest it can possibly be. Why?This is the only state in the USA which experiences a phenomenon known as Lahaina Noon. The sun is passes directly overhead sometime between 12:15 and 12:45 pm on the Big Island today and tomorrow therefore shadows are the smallest possible. An object like a flag pole or telephone pole will appear to cast no shadow at all. This happens once before and once after the solstice. In Hawaiian, la haina means "cruel sun."