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Contributor Contrib.Honu on 10/6/2010
Hōkūleʻa is Hawaiian for “Star of Gladness” or “Clear Star”. The western name of this star is Arcturus. Hōkūleʻa is the brightest in the northern hemisphere and it is Hawaii’s zenith star. It is also the name of a double hulled voyaging canoe (or wa’a kaulua).