Honolulu (HON)

Science Center Objects

The Geomagnetism Program established an observatory at Honolulu in 1902, when the Program was part of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and under the leadership of Drs Louis A. Bauer and John A. Fleming. The present observatory site was established in 1960. The observatory is located at Ewa Beach at the former location of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of NOAA.

 

New Magnetic Observatory at Ewa

Department of Interior U.G. Geological Survey Honolulu Magnetic Observatory EST. 1902 sign.

Department of Interior U.G. Geological Survey Honolulu Magnetic Observatory EST. 1902 sign.

(Credit: Jeff Fox. Public domain.)

Station Id: HON

Location: Ewa Beach, HI

Latitude: 21.3166°N

Longitude: 157.9996°W

Geomagnetic Latitude: 21.65°N*

Geomagnetic Longitude: 270.82°E*

Elevation: 4 meters

Orientation: HDZF

* IGRF values as of 2015.

 

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Ewa Beach Hawaii magnetic observatory located at the former NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, PTWC.
Ewa Beach Hawaii magnetic observatory located at the former NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, PTWC.

(Credit: Jeff Fox. Public domain.)

Electronics building at Ewa Beach, HI magnetic observatory.

Electronics building at Ewa Beach, HI magnetic observatory. 

(Credit: Jeff Fox. Public domain.)