Real or Fake: Crescent Moon and Star Island

You may have seen this incredible image of a crescent moon shaped island next to a star shaped island.  Does it really exist?  Where can you see the crescent moon and star island combination?

The answer is:  ‘Yes’ and ‘No.’  The star-shaped island does not actually exist.

The crescent-shaped islet is the partially submerged volcanic crater of Molokini in Hawaii. It’s a popular spot for scuba diving and also a Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary.

You can dock your boat there on a mooring buoy but you cannot land there without first obtaining permission from both the Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the U.S. Coast Guard.  So you can scuba and snorkel, but can’t walk on the moon.

 

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Photo sources:    Photo 1; Photo 2