So, I just went outside and my eyes were arrested as I looked up at the sky over Sioux Falls...what is THAT in the southwestern sky?
Oh...it must be a helicopter.
Well, that's what I thought at first, because the flashes appeared to extend the width of a full Moon.
It's Sirius, and tonight it is Sirius-ly freaking out.
It's flashing red and it's flashing blue.
Does anyone else on this forum ever get mesmerized by the flashing of Sirius?
Okay, full disclosure: I am mostly in to the aesthetics of the hobby and don't remember why these phenomena appear to happen.
I guess we can chalk it up to the area's below average transparency and poor seeing tonight; also maybe bad light pollution in this part of town?
Can any of those be the reasons?
What other factors are in play?
Edited by Colinstar, 06 December 2019 - 11:58 PM.