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Posted 31 October 2016 - 01:09 PM

Crepuscular rays and clouds in the  twilight at sunset , today October 31.

 

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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.

 

High altitude contrail In twilight Oct. 31.16 .DSCN3715

 

 

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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???

 

 

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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.

 

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When the Moon get higher ,the clouds rolled in.

 

Only a  Moon Corona was left in the show.

 

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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.

 

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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. 

 

http://spaceweather....th=11&year=2016

 

http://spaceweatherg...pload_id=130779

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:44 PM

A lunar corona and some rather strange clouds that I shot late one night last week with a Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera.

 

http://www.atoptics....ets/cormoon.htm

 

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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



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:13 PM

Thanks, ziridava!

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:24 PM

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Beautiful pics,thanks for sharing !

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

You're welcome!



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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.

 

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At ground level it was a very thick fog.

 

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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.

 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

Dave

 

I didn't knew that was the Snow Moon.

The halo is visible pretty well in the first picture.

Thank you for sharing.

 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:47 PM

Ziridava,

 

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.

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:50 AM

These are some of the photographs of sunsets that I've taken over the past few years.

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:54 AM

Continued...

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:51 AM

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They are absolutely beautiful !

Thank you for posting,Ziridava




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