Another pic from the same spot just a few minutes later, and looking farther south.
Edited by Juthro, 19 December 2019 - 04:48 PM.
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Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:49 PM
Both of those are stunningly beautiful!
Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:35 PM
The sunrise broke through the clouds this morning. It had all of Skye's favorite colors, so I figured I needed to take a pic and share it.
Edited by Juthro, 02 January 2020 - 05:35 PM.
Posted 02 January 2020 - 07:35 PM
That is a perfect sunrise..............
Thanks for sharing that with us all.
Posted 07 January 2020 - 08:51 PM
Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:34 PM
If there has been, I haven't noticed. But I'll be honest, I've preferred to sit closer to fire this last week then go outside and look at the sky. Today @ 2pm, it was -7F, and we were down to -22 last night.
Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:59 PM
Posted 08 January 2020 - 12:58 AM
We got people wearing shorts, tank tops, and flip flops at 45* up here, lol. Steam, you need to come up sometime during the 3 months of summer, and sunshine :)
Posted 09 January 2020 - 11:11 PM
Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:51 AM
Tonight the moon was making some kind of illusion maybe, it looked like light clouds were perfectly circling the moon. A few minutes later lower clouds passed by but that ring was still visible behind it.
You captured a beautiful atmospheric phenomena called an ice halo. It happens when the moon is near full, and the upper atmosphere is moisture laden and freezing. Minute ice crystals form, and they refract the light from the moon. The more moisture there is, the better the halo appears. It can take on rainbow coloration, and even make double rings around the moon.
My grandmother had a wives tale, (which aren't all wrong) she always told us, that if you counted the visible stars inside the ring, it would tell you how many day until rain......................
It's one of my favorite occurrences to see. The same conditions also create sun halos, and " sundogs", which are two rainbow formations on each side of the sun when it is nearer the horizon.
There is more detailed info here:
Edited by Skywatcher, 10 January 2020 - 09:55 AM.
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