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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2017, 11:09:36 PM »
"Steady as she goes!" ThU5:-)

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2017, 10:33:45 AM »

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Not really a Super Moon, but larger tides (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2017, 11:33:00 PM »
Dear X-Air, Felix, and WeatherCat observers of the heavens,

So called SuperMoon tonight, Edouard.

I'm a bit puzzled by all this fuss over "Super Moons."  That the Moon is around 10% larger doesn't seem very exciting to me and the additional brightness would only be of value for people trying to perform outdoor activities by moonlight.  The phrase doesn't appear to be particularly old.  When I first got into Astronomy many decades ago there wasn't a name for a full Moon at the perigee.  Why this phrase came into common usage and why it is hyped up by using the adjective "super" ? . . . . .   Well, I'll let the facts speak for themselves . . .  ;D

Of greater concern are the also hyped up "King tides."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_tide

Between rising sea levels, deferred maintenance, and dubious building practices, these extra high tides are leading to flooding that harms people.  We are having calm weather for this king tide and that appears to be the situation along every seaboard of the United States.  So the tides today aren't likely to do much harm.  However, there are two additional King tides in January.  If the weather isn't so benign, there could be trouble in coastal regions.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 02:15:52 AM »
Totally super awesome post Eduoard!!! [rockon] You're the king of posters!! [computer] ThU5:-)

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Thinly scattered color (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2017, 11:26:52 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

The demon high pressure ridge that is keeping the rain away isn't quite strong enough to keep all cloudiness out of the area.  This morning we had some thin clouds that made for a modestly colorful pre-dawn sky:



If it isn't raining at least we can enjoy the colorful images!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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The Moon that got away! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2017, 10:47:06 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

I've been watching the crescent Moon come closer and closer to the horizon where my anemometer is also visible.  Yesterday, the Moon was still a bit too high to make for a particularly well composed photo.  So I was hoping today would be the day!  Alas, instead of the clouds I was expecting, we got some heavy haze.  It was more than enough to obscure the dim light of the crescent Moon.  Instead all I got was this photo:



It isn't awful, but it isn't nearly as neat as the photo I was scheming to capture.  Oh well, this effort will have to wait another month!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Brooding clouds for the Solstice (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 10:05:02 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

Still not getting much in the way of rain here in Northern California, but just before picking up a 1/10" we had this dawn sky:



It seemed like a fitting photo for the Winter Solstice.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Pre-dawn clouds before the rain (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2018, 11:44:40 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

I tried to photograph the full Moon once more, but alas the sky conditions never worked out for me.  Still I did managed to catch this view before dawn this morning:



The first of 3 storms is coming through as I type.  Thus far we haven't gotten much rain, but the storm is expected to intensify as the front moves through.  At this point we'll take every drop we can get!

Cheers, Edouard

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Red stripes as a forecast. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 11:28:34 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

This morning I was greeted by this somewhat turbulent scene.



It was a portents of the first of three modest storms that are expected to come through over the next few days.  Any rain is of course welcome.  Alas, we continue to fall behind on our normal rain budget during what is normally the wettest months of the year.

Oh well, . . . . . Edouard

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2018, 01:03:09 PM »
Hi all,
Couldn't resist this morning's sunrise...even though "Red Sky in Morning..."
I did note the little bit of actual sunshine hitting the instruments - we've had quite the run of grey days here on the coast!
Cheers,
Bill




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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2018, 02:38:35 PM »
Thanks, Bill! ThU5:-)

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Beautiful!! Thanks! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2018, 12:20:22 AM »
Dear Bill, X-Air, and WeatherCat fans of beautiful pictures,

Couldn't resist this morning's sunrise...even though "Red Sky in Morning..."
I did note the little bit of actual sunshine hitting the instruments - we've had quite the run of grey days here on the coast!

Bill you have the skills, but only Mother Nature and provide you with the colorful clouds.  This time the old girl outdid herself and you certainly didn't miss the opportunity.  Great photo!   ThU32:-)  Thanks for sharing!  :)

Glad you got to see a bit of sunshine to boot!  [sun2]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2018, 07:32:34 AM »
Another fabulous photo, Bill. Thanks for sharing.
Blick


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Drama - of the wrong kind (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2018, 10:39:21 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

This morning we had a fairly dramatic sky on our Eastern horizon:



Of course, that could mean rain, but alas that is not the case.  A high pressure ridge is building over Southern California in what ominously looks like a repeat of December.  Only time will tell, but all forecasts are at the moment gloomy.

Oh well, . . . . Edouard

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Caught da' blue Moon! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2018, 11:18:19 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

I thought I had missed my chance to photograph my anemometer lit by last month's "blue" full Moon.  However, last night was unusually hazy and that provided enough light for this shot taken after dark:



Now a cannot tell a lie, this time I did tweak up the brightness and contrast a bit, because in my excitement to take the shot I forgot to bracket my exposures.  Depending on your monitor, you might be able to see the condensation trail above the Moon.

Enjoy!


Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]