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#1 Alien Observatory

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:19 PM

I know that a lot of the EAA world is not out in the Far West, but Smoke from the Pacific Coast Fires, our skies now (and for about 2 months or so) have been a "One Star Night" (i.e. Jupiter).  I know it is bad when Saturn is not visible...so we await the next Weather Event to clear our skies for a day or two... Pat Utah :)

 

 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:22 PM

I feel your  pain. While it hasn't been quite as bad here in Colorado there have been many many nights where Jupiter was all that was visible. Come on rain heck I'd even take more snow.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:22 PM

Not visible in Aurora Illinois either. Admittedly, bortle 8 to start with.

Edited by Jim R, 16 September 2020 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:30 PM

Sunsets have been unusually orange here in eastern Nebraska. The jetstream has brought the wildfire smoke upon us. Making it not worth the effort to setup under what should be clear skies, sad, but not as sad as the destruction taking place out west.

What next for 2020?


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:33 PM

Much the same even on the east coast in Boston!  


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:17 PM

I had no idea that the Smoke and Hazy skies extended to the East Coast...  Pat Utah :)



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 01:20 AM

Was able to polar align using SharpCap for the first time in close to two weeks :).  Sorry guys, the winds are pushing the smoke East.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:26 AM

Same thing here in Maryland.  The last couple "clear" nights I could only see Jupiter, Saturn and Vega.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:29 AM

I had no idea that the Smoke and Hazy skies extended to the East Coast...  Pat Utah smile.gif

We've had 3 or 4 days of haze here in the northeast ... but the high altitude smoke has even reached Europe.

 

Folks have to realize just how interrelated we all are. Hotter and drier conditions increase the fires on the west coast of North America which cause increased cloud cover and air quality problems on the east coast. Just as hotter conditions across northern Africa increases the dust being swept west into the equatorial Atlantic, and that dust seeds the development of more tropical storms moving west into the Caribbean and sometimes into the gulf and east coast regions.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:34 PM

 but the high altitude smoke has even reached Europe.

 

 

Yep! Right now I am staring into a hazy red-greyish sunset, which is caused by the smoke...

 

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:15 PM

Astrometric.com is a good resource for monitoring the smoke.  Click on "smoke" in the menu to the left of the map.

 

Disease, riots, smoke...  What's next?  Locusts?


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:34 PM

Too late...

https://www.bbc.com/...lagues-of-2020 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 05:08 PM

R-ster - got a URL for that smoke site ?  I get a vendor of neat gear, but no maps.

 

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 07:58 PM

www.astrospheric.com

 

Bottom right corner of the map view you can change map layer to smoke


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:28 PM

R-ster - got a URL for that smoke site ?  I get a vendor of neat gear, but no maps.

 

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My bad.  Typo.  Cory got it right. 


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