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#26 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 12:47 PM

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=57tK6aQS_H0

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 01:24 PM

Cell phone didn't manage to show the reddish orange color, but this was in otherwise entirely clear skies.    Smelled like someone just dowsed a campfire.

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 01:31 PM

Haven't noticed the smoke drifting down here yet, but we have been clouded out a lot this last month.

Some one from Texas just mentioned dust clouds from across the Atlantic in the US south



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Posted 19 July 2021 - 02:07 PM

In Ohio, as well, southwest corner.  My clearskies app is telling me it should be crystal clear last night and tonight, but last night I couldn't easily see any stars and this morning the sunrise was orange and yellow across the whole sky.  My guess is, until the west gets some much-needed rain and colder temperatures, our viewing is going to be difficult here. :-( 


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#30 moab360

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 02:46 PM

Sadly this year is shaping up to be even smokier than last!  We've been tuning the transparency report on Astrospheric, but more tuning will be needed soon given we're maxing out the scales we had set last year :/

 

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 02:49 PM

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of idiots.


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 04:21 PM

In Ohio, as well, southwest corner.  My clearskies app is telling me it should be crystal clear last night and tonight, but last night I couldn't easily see any stars and this morning the sunrise was orange and yellow across the whole sky.  My guess is, until the west gets some much-needed rain and colder temperatures, our viewing is going to be difficult here. :-( 

All I could see was a rather dull, orange moon and a couple of stars at zenith and my clear skies was telling me at least average but moderate smoke, last nite



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Posted 19 July 2021 - 04:23 PM

My clear skies chart now has a 'smoke' line, I am sure everyones does


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 05:09 PM

July 19, 6pm EDT, about 3 hours before sunset.  The sky is 100% cloud free........Madoc, Ontario...

 

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Will try a moon photo later....

 

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 05:47 PM

Gosh, I came on just to see whether any anyone had my impression of bad seeing due to the fires out West and to my surprise (naive in hindsight) everyone has the same impression...  So sorry for those who are affected by more than just poor seeing. 


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#36 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 07:25 PM

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of idiots.

We could send ours to you.lol.gif


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 08:35 PM

Sun tonight in Michigan about 60 minutes before sunset.  Despite big windows facing south, I needed to keep the lights on in my office all day today.  It never really brightened up despite there being no clouds in the sky.

 

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 08:51 PM

The west has been locked in smoke for a while it seems.

 

Air taste like campfire...definitely no astronomy here. 



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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:30 PM

  First sunny day in quite awhile  (it’s been clouds and rain for what seems like weeks) and like others, ClearDarkSky says clear and good tonight.  I actually have tomorrow off so was looking forward to see what our new house has to offer.  Nope, can’t see anything and orange (pretty though) Moon.  

  I don’t remember the last time I got out under the stars and looks like it will be awhile more bawling.gif

  That’s the selfish part, the other part says

  CNers out West....hope you all have been, and continue to be, safe. 



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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:40 PM

http://firesmoke.ca/...evY6DixuMcowHgs

 

Most of the smoke we are seeing in the east is from the cluster of fires on the Matitoba Ontario border...   there is another big cluster in the north hals of Saskatchewan...

 

Gonna be with us a while!

 

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:53 PM

Very orange Moon here last night, can't smell the smoke but it's sure up there.


So I wasn't crazy when I noticed a red moon tonight? I'm in Montreal. First thing I thought of was an eclipse but that's impossible... Is smog a known cause for bloodmoon-like appearance? We haven't had smoke this bad in a long time

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 10:30 PM

Here's hoping for an early monsoon for Western North America.



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 02:08 AM

Here's hoping for an early monsoon for Western North America.

Most of these fires/smoke are occurring in states that aren't affected by the monsoon (Oregon, Idaho, WA, CA). Oregon has the biggest fire currently burning 300k+ acres.



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 06:13 AM

Most of these fires/smoke are occurring in states that aren't affected by the monsoon (Oregon, Idaho, WA, CA). Oregon has the biggest fire currently burning 300k+ acres.

 

Down here in the southern part, we get some monsoon activity.  Not a lot but some.  

 

vsteblina's link to the video of the Bootleg fire's smoke was impressive. 

 

Smoke hasn't hit us down here yet but I imagine it will.  

 

Jon



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Posted 20 July 2021 - 06:22 AM

This thick smoke here in central Ohio is about the worst I can recall.


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:22 AM

It is very hazy here from the smoke in the daytime and really is noticeable after dark.  Looks like it's going to get worse before it gets better.

 

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:30 AM

Most of these fires/smoke are occurring in states that aren't affected by the monsoon (Oregon, Idaho, WA, CA). Oregon has the biggest fire currently burning 300k+ acres.

Don't forget Montana!  We'd love to be affected by the monsoon.  Several wildfires active in the State, and getting smoke from the Oregon fire, also.


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:34 AM

In southern Alberta we have been awash in smoke from the huge Oregon fire.  Our air quality index was 10+, the very top of the scale.  An N95 mask is recommended if you have to be outside.  I have COPD and this is causing me some lung issues.  Sunday evening everything was yellow and looked very strange.  Daytime the sun is an orange ball.  Finally this morning some relief with some light rain.  We have two seasons now; winter and smoke.


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:57 AM

With this new normal of an 8-month+ long fire season in the West, maybe this forum should be renamed, "Smoky Nights".


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:55 AM

0% cloud cover last night, low wind.

It should have been a perfect night for viewing and taking some images.

Couldn't even see Polaris.  The smoke is way too thick.




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