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#51 MrPink201

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 02:35 PM

I can verify
Mid Missouri
Crazy red/orange sun sets
And the moon the further west it goes
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Posted 20 July 2021 - 05:48 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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Yikes!

My lungs hurt just looking at your sky image.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 05:55 PM

Last night the skies were absolutely clear. Void of clouds but there was a very thick blanket of smoke. Couldn't even see the stars. The moon was visible as a brownish red orb and was eerie.

 

Its not looking good.

 

Every year things seem to be getting worse.

 

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#54 Chucky

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 06:48 PM

I could smell smoke today here in NW Columbus.

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 09:53 PM

My wife and I just came back inside after observing the Moon with a 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest XT6.  I was only able to see the waxing gibbous Moon and Vega naked-eye.  Using my Celestron 8x42s, I logged a grand total of 10 stars, 2 in Aquila, 5 in Lyra, and 3 in Cygnus.

 

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Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:10 PM

The wildfire smoke is pretty intense here and we don't even have any wildfires. The Moon currently looks orange through the haze and I can't even find Saturn let alone any stars. I could've sworn I smelled smoke at one point though that seems crazy. Obviously people are not getting the message from Smokey the Bear because way too many wildfires are being started.


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:06 PM

A strong cold front blew through here (S. Ontario) this afternoon.  Temps went from 32 to 22 in about an hour.  Blew out all the smoke.  The clarity of the atmosphere has returned here, for now...

 

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:01 AM

Yesterday, Tstorms moved thru.  As the crow flies, about 15 miles from here, they got 1.5" of rain in 20 minutes!  Here, zero; not a drop.frown.gif   Still very smoky here.



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:44 AM

After yesterdays cold front my skies are now perfectly crisp and clear and that beautiful blue color  How long that will last is ...........



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:51 AM

Yesterday, Tstorms moved thru.  As the crow flies, about 15 miles from here, they got 1.5" of rain in 20 minutes!  Here, zero; not a drop.frown.gif   Still very smoky here.

From what I have learned, local thunderstorms won't clear the smoke.  It's too high. Only a favorable change in the jet stream will clear smoke from the upper troposphere / lower stratosphere. 


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:33 AM

I was boating all day and thought it was just a hazy sky from the humidity. After I saw the smoke forecast I went out to find a strange looking orange Moon. We're in the dense smoke here on Long Island.

 

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 03:22 PM

Smoke/Haze has been exceptionally bad along the Colorado Front Range of late. Can't remember the last time we had good conditions to take out the scope.



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:17 PM

Smoke/Haze has been exceptionally bad along the Colorado Front Range of late. Can't remember the last time we had good conditions to take out the scope.


Keep us posted--I was thinking of going out to the Rockies for August New Moon, but I'm worried I'd be wasting my time and money.

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:55 PM

No editing of this shot other than cropping. 

 

While other conditions and events could cause this reddening of the sunset, too, I have no doubt that smoke over Kentucky is causing this.

 

We've had dirty-grey daytime skies and ground level haze for several days now...

 

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:55 PM

No editing of this shot other than cropping. 

 

While other conditions and events could cause this reddening of the sunset, too, I have no doubt that smoke over Kentucky is causing this.

 

We've had dirty-grey daytime skies and ground level haze for several days now...

 

Mike

 

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:16 PM

I wonder how long it will be, or if, the smoke makes its way around the world to our location...



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:52 PM

On the news, Denver considered worst air pollution in the world....hope it clears off soon, it's been this way for over a week.



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:30 AM

I wonder how long it will be, or if, the smoke makes its way around the world to our location...

I don't think it will be very noticeable should it get as far as your location in the far Pacific.



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 09:44 AM

  It was nice to see blue sky with regular  clouds this morn   



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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:32 PM

I don't think it will be very noticeable should it get as far as your location in the far Pacific.

Probably not. We have, however, been affected by smoke from fires in Indonesia and pollution from China in the past.



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 01:09 AM

The manner in which the western and Canadian fires have been burning leads me to think that we may be dealing with sky-obscuring wildfire smoke for months.
 

Most of North America is currently covered with smoke.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 07:31 AM

Last night I could see the sky for the first time in quite a while. The hazy conditions were exceptionally bad under moonlight all over the sky, as the smoke has reached us. 



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 11:12 AM

Keep us posted--I was thinking of going out to the Rockies for August New Moon, but I'm worried I'd be wasting my time and money.

Thanks.

Will do. Its just a matter of when they get an handle on the big fire out in Oregon, and how the winds move the smoke.

 

On the news, Denver considered worst air pollution in the world....hope it clears off soon, it's been this way for over a week.

Generally the same here in the Springs. We've had bad air quality warnings nearly everyday this month. I can't remember a stretch like this happening.



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 11:41 AM

Keep us posted--I was thinking of going out to the Rockies for August New Moon, but I'm worried I'd be wasting my time and money.

Thanks.

Keep in mind,  we (in the Rockies and much of the west) are also in the middle of monsoon season.  That alway means lots of clouds,  sometimes heavy local T-storms and of course the wildfire smoke or haze.   Somedays the smoke is thinner but the monsoon lasts until mid-Aug or later.   Its why the big pro-observatories in the SW shut down for the summer.   This summer previous fires are leading to flash floods, debris and mudflows off of last years record burn scars have been closing I-70 and other roads.  4 were killed Wed. when their and several other houses were swept away near the Poudre river from just a pretty small storm over a burn scar area.   



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 01:08 PM

Keep in mind,  we (in the Rockies and much of the west) are also in the middle of monsoon season.  That alway means lots of clouds,  sometimes heavy local T-storms and of course the wildfire smoke or haze.   Somedays the smoke is thinner but the monsoon lasts until mid-Aug or later.   Its why the big pro-observatories in the SW shut down for the summer.   This summer previous fires are leading to flash floods, debris and mudflows off of last years record burn scars have been closing I-70 and other roads.  4 were killed Wed. when their and several other houses were swept away near the Poudre river from just a pretty small storm over a burn scar area.   

I know, the loss of life and property is tragic.


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