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#1 vidrazor

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 09:36 PM

Things got dense today by me, smoke got down to ground level. You could literally smell it. It acted like a neutral density filter, I took out my Pana GM5 MFT pocket camera, knocked the EV down and aimed it right at the sun, and popped this off.

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 09:38 PM

This is what my iphone made this afternoon in CT. It was very bad outside as far as smell too. Smelled like a chimney, if you ever sniffed into one. 

 


 

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 09:48 PM

I can attest as well. The air was thick and there was an obvious ashen smell. I've been following the smoke in this area for the past 6 weeks and today, by far, has been the worst. The smoke map makes it appear that the jet stream has stalled out in the northeast US. In fact, most of the smoke appears to have escaped parts of Southern Canada and decided to envelope the northeast US instead. It's a bizarre image.

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Posted 06 June 2023 - 10:46 PM

We have even had the smoke in St. Louis, including the smell of burning wood.  



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Posted 06 June 2023 - 10:54 PM

That looks nasty.  I have been reading about the impact to people with health problems.



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Posted 06 June 2023 - 11:30 PM

Yep --- Here in bucolic Springwater, NY, able to look at the ashen sun directly, and advised to avoid breathing, unless absolutely necessary. That's been every day for several now and also tomorrow (coming up right now). But I (being myself) am still hiking the State Parks every day, regardless --- coughing up phlegm, sneezing, and "gritty" feeling eyes. Today I mowed for 3+ hours and then hiked 3++ miles before sunset. Disrobed on the front porch; straight to the shower to wash and rinse the grit off, and then check my magnificence for deer ticks... only two this time. I then took some pictures of the flowers by the garage and returned to the house, ate like an entitled pig. The air in the house is HEPA filtered. Now I'll lay me down to sleep. Repeat the entire drill tomorrow.    Tom

 

"HEPA is a type of pleated mechanical air filter. It is an acronym for "high efficiency particulate air [filter]" (as officially defined by the U.S. Dept. of Energy).  This type of air filter can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns (┬Ám). The diameter specification of 0.3 microns corresponds to the worst case; the most penetrating particle size (MPPS). Particles that are larger or smaller are trapped with even higher efficiency. Using the worst case particle size results in the worst case efficiency rating (i.e. 99.97% or better for all particle sizes)."

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 01:07 AM

Sorry about the smoke down there.



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Posted 07 June 2023 - 05:47 AM

6:30 this morning in Niagara Falls. Tomorrow is to be worse.

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 08:25 AM

We've been catching smoke for weeks from Canada.  Started with the fires in western Canada and now the ones in Ontario and Quebec.

 

Between the moon and smoke, there has been zero opportunities to do any imaging lately.



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Posted 07 June 2023 - 10:21 AM

Sorry about the smoke down there.

So it's your fault! Just look at what you did to Manhattan this morning...
 

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 10:22 AM

All I can say is it is very disheartening to be in the thick of it! During the day, the cloudless skies are grey and not blue. During the night the cloudless skies are basically starless. My equipment sits idling during cloudless, moonless, windless nights. Healthwise it is not good physically nor mentally. Never in my 60 years have I ever seen the climate change the cycles of nature so much!



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Posted 07 June 2023 - 01:49 PM

Things got dense today by me, smoke got down to ground level. You could literally smell it. It acted like a neutral density filter, I took out my Pana GM5 MFT pocket camera, knocked the EV down and aimed it right at the sun, and popped this off.

Just saw this on the evening news.. Man it seems awfull and very widely spread...



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Posted 07 June 2023 - 02:14 PM

Just saw this on the evening news.. Man it seems awfull and very widely spread...

Yes, the situation is worse today.

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Posted 07 June 2023 - 03:55 PM

So it's your fault! Just look at what you did to Manhattan this morning...
 

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Wat the frick, Godzilla in the background about to consume the Empire State. Extinction level event incoming.


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Posted 07 June 2023 - 05:09 PM

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Wat the frick, Godzilla in the background about to consume the Empire State. Extinction level event incoming.

Don't worry, Canada sent Godzilla, NY has King Kong somewhere. 


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Posted 09 June 2023 - 09:49 AM

A lot of east coasters getting a sense of what we've been dealing with regularly out in the west over the last 10-15 years, based on what I've read on how Canada handles these fires (basically they just let it burn until it reaches a natural barrier or winter comes along) I'd be expecting a summer full of smoke unless some serious weather patterns shift and they get some storms up there to help put some out. It sucks, makes life miserable when you just want to be outside and get some fresh air (nevermind do things like astrophotography). Bust out those KN95 masks you've had hidden in your drawers for the last 6+ months, they will still serve a purpose. 


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Posted 09 June 2023 - 03:02 PM

Like Eric said, come out west sometime....we've been dealing with this for the last 10+ summers. Many years, I go from June until September with maybe 3 nights where the smoke lets up ....

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Posted 10 June 2023 - 06:40 PM

The Quebec system is to just fight where infrastructure is at risk. I suspect Ontario does the same in the northern areas as well. Similar to Alaska apparently.

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