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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 04:51:02 AM »
Nicely done, Edouard. I got up early to view the total lunar eclipse here and the cloud cover was so thick I could not see a thing.
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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2018, 01:16:34 PM »
Nice image of the moon!
I got up to shoot the full moon and what of the eclipse we would have been able to view - and it was completely overcast and light snow!
Bummed...

Thanks for sharing,
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Sorry you missed the eclipse! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2018, 10:21:06 PM »
Sorry Blick, and Bill that the weather kept you from seeing the eclipse.

It is the middle of Winter through, at least in most places . . . .

Edouard

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Daylight savings benefit (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2018, 11:50:48 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the sky around our weather instruments,

The one good thing about Daylight Savings is that it gets me up once more before sunrise.  Alas, the first few days under Daylight Savings the clouds refused to cooperate.  This morning there was a bit of an interesting sky so I put my camera to work:



Nothing extreme, but I haven't posted a photo in this thread for over 6 weeks and nobody else has managed to get their weather instruments in a nice scene with the weather.  With the Vernal Equinox less than a week away, even with Daylight Savings I won't be able to take too many more of these pre-dawn scenes.  Better grab them while I can!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2018, 12:37:26 AM »
Thanks! At least that glow is not from wild fires!!! ThU5:-)

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2018, 03:56:46 PM »
I took this photo just before sunset on 3/22.





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Thanks and colorful sunrise (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2018, 10:09:02 PM »
Dear Dave and WeatherCat shutterbugs,

I took this photo just before sunset on 3/22.

Thanks for sharing!  [tup]  Lining up the Moon with a weather instrument is always a neat shot.  The only trick might be to figure out at which time of year you can get the two to line up.  There are some pictures I can only take in the Winter months and others that should be possible in Summer.

Since I'm starting to run out of opportunities to capture pre-dawn shots, I'd better post while I still can!  Here is what greeted me this morning:



Alas, this could be the last one for the season.  The weather is supposed to turn fair and that would eliminate the clouds that give these pictures their special feel.

We shall see!. . . . . .

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2018, 03:30:00 AM »
Edouard,

Your pre-dawn photos are awesome, also great job on the blue moon photo.

Here is one I took just before sunset on 2/5, the photo is a little fuzzy since I was about 60 feet away. I'l try to get a better one when I can. Those trees look a lot closer than they actually are.




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Keep it up! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2018, 11:13:32 PM »
Dear Dave and WeatherCat shutterbugs, . . .

Your pre-dawn photos are awesome, also great job on the blue moon photo.

Thanks!  I'm glad you enjoy them!  :)

Here is one I took just before sunset on 2/5, the photo is a little fuzzy since I was about 60 feet away. I'l try to get a better one when I can. Those trees look a lot closer than they actually are.

Very nice!  Thanks for sharing!  [tup]  Please do continue to contribute these photos, because I can see that my window of opportunity for pre-dawn photos is just about closed!  I'm not willing to get up any earlier just to capture them!  ;D

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Sunrise for a March heat-wave. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2018, 10:34:13 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

At this point I'm getting up just barely before sunrise, but I did managed to catch this image:



Whatever these clouds are supposed to forecast, instead we are having a very unusual round of abnormally hot temperatures.  It is the same underlying mechanism as summer.  There is a strong ridge of high pressure right on top of us and that causes the winds to turn off-shore.  As a result, air from the Nevada deserts is making its way all the way to San Francisco.  The overnight low was a warm but reasonable 52˚ F (11˚ C.)  However by sunrise the temperature had risen to 58˚ F (14˚ C.)  That makes it very difficult to cool the house.  It appears to be topping out at 79˚ F (26˚ C) which is about 18˚ F or 30% above the seasonal normal high temperatures for March.

So the extreme weather continues in California.

Oh well,
. . . . . Edouard

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2018, 09:15:49 PM »
I took this photo yesterday about an hour before sunset. The sun was behind another cloud just below the one seen in the photo.




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Two photos of a "blue" full Moon. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2018, 10:33:40 PM »
Dear Dave and WeatherCat shutterbugs,

I took this photo yesterday about an hour before sunset. The sun was behind another cloud just below the one seen in the photo.

Very nice!  Thanks for sharing!  [tup]  I'm glad not to be the only person contributing to this thread!  :)

Those of you into such things will know that the second "blue" Moon of 2018 is tonight.  There were two full Moons in January and there are another two in March.  It was just the motivation I needed to take a few shots of this event.  Here is one taken two nights ago when skies where crystal clear:



Yesterday evening we had some tropical moisture which led to lazy skies.  As a result I was able to capture this image of the Moon framed between the awning and the anemometer mast:



So if anyone gets inspired, the official full Moon is tonight.  Get out your camera and see what you can do!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2018, 06:57:53 AM »
Edouard,

Thanks for sharing your photos of the 2nd blue moon, excellent work!  [rockon]

Cloudy here tonight with rain on the way but I managed to get a blue moon photo.



Cheers!  [cheers1]



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Neat blue Moon! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2018, 11:22:46 PM »
Dear Dave and WeatherCat shutterbugs, . . .

Cloudy here tonight with rain on the way but I managed to get a blue moon photo.

Nice shot!  ThU32:-)  I think the clouds are the key to the whole effect.  They spread the light of the Moon so that you can see the anemometer and they give a texture and mood to the image.  You really had great conditions.  Even the rain held off until you got your picture!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2018, 03:21:56 PM »
Fantastic catch, Dave. Thanks for sharing. I was going to try something like that but was defeated by cloud cover.
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