Crepuscular rays and clouds in the twilight at sunset , today October 31.
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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:09 PM
Posted 03 November 2016 - 12:55 PM
Somehow on 31 of October I lost this image at initial download from the camera.
It is a contrail at an altitude higher than the clouds.
I believe this because the contrail is illuminated by the pink light of the Sun bellow horizon while the clouds are in the semiobscurity of the twilight.
Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:02 PM
Caught this interesting scene in the mountains east of San Jose last week while driving along US 101. Sunlight reflecting on the cloud deck and then a double rainbow. In spite of an extreme drought there was a good thunderstorm overnight and showers the next day, of which this was the atmospheric results of one. I think I may have seen a unicorn as well.
It pours when I go to southern California - maybe they should have me return more often???
Posted 14 November 2016 - 02:19 PM
Last night ,Sunday 13th of November , when the Moon was rising it was ''lost'' in the distant trees.
When the Moon get higher ,the clouds rolled in.
Only a Moon Corona was left in the show.
Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:27 PM
1) The Belt of Venus and the Earth's shadow from my street on 11/4/16
2) The Belt of Venus and the Earth's shadow from the Naylor Observatory on 11/6/16
3) The Belt of Venus and the Earth's shadow from my street on 11/7/16
4) The Belt of Venus, the Earth's shadow, and the rising gibbous Moon from my street on 11/12/16
5) The Belt of Venus, the Earth's shadow, and the rising almost-Supermoon from my street on 11/13/16 (iPhone 6s)
6) Sunset from my street on 11/15/16
All of the above were taken with a Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera except number 5.
Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:33 PM
A great photo of the Belt of Venus, the Earth's shadow, and the rising Supermoon shot in Antarctica appeared on the space.weather.com site today.
Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:56 AM
I took these shots of sundogs and a partial 2-degree solar halo on 12/19/16 using my wife's iPhone 6s.
Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:06 AM
Here's a photo of the Belt of Venus and the Earth's shadow that I snapped with my iPhone 4s on 12/26/16.
Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:25 PM
Some Canon PowerShot SD980 IS shots of the Belt of Venus and the shadow of the Earth from atop a nearby hill on December 27th.
Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:33 PM
Here's an iPhone shot of the Belt of Venus et al from the Naylor Observatory on January 1st. It was a bit hazy near the horizon that day.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 04:42 PM
Congratulations for the beautiful pictures.
On 11 of December I witnessed the passing of waves of clouds in parallel streaks and about perpendiculars on their NW to SE direction of movement.
It didn't last long , about 20 minutes.
I didn't saw something similar until now.
Thank you for sharing , Ziridava
Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:13 PM
I'd never before seen anything quite like those cloud bands that night. I wish my photo would have turned out a bit better since the effect was rather striking.
Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:16 PM
I did try to take pics of that clouds but failed rendering the parallel streaks , my ''soap dish'' have a too small angle for such images.
With naked eyes instead , despite of local turbulences , the parallel wave system of the clouds was striking.
Also I don't remember to see anything like that.
Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:49 AM
Here's a shot of numerous contrails that I took on January 19th and one of the Belt of Venus and the Earth's shadow that I took on Wednesday evening.
Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:38 PM
Here are two of the photos that I took at sunset this evening. There's currently a weak lunar halo visible but my camera is not capturing it very well.
Posted 11 February 2017 - 11:25 AM
Last night it happened a penumbral lunar eclipse.
I was not able to see the eclipse itself.
Before eclipse , due to the sky covered by clouds ,I noticed a tendency to form Moon Corona.
At ground level it was a very thick fog.
Posted 12 February 2017 - 01:45 AM
The skies were overcast here during the penumbral eclipse. However, I was able to see the Snow Moon but it was many hours later. A 22-degree lunar halo was also visible.
I took these shots with a hand-held Canon PowerShot SX700 HS camera. The lunar halo was readily apparent visually but is a bit difficult to make out in the photos.
Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:45 AM
I didn't knew that was the Snow Moon.
The halo is visible pretty well in the first picture.
Thank you for sharing.
Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:47 PM
The February Full Moon is also known as the Hunger or Storm Moon.
Here's a shot of last night's sunset that I took from a gas station.
Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:50 AM
These are some of the photographs of sunsets that I've taken over the past few years.
Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:54 AM
Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:51 AM
They are absolutely beautiful !
Thank you for posting,Ziridava
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