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#741 Alder Logs

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy.

What else is new?   Quack.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

The sky has cleared to spotless, and the moon is huge and bright. Planning to sleep until about 4:30 or 5:00 and watch the totality with my coffee. It's warm so no extra bundling will be needed. 

I have a very full day tomorrow, and this is a great way to start the day.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:52 PM

@ Weather Channel

 

why me?



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:18 AM

Tonight
Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
 
Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 44.



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:34 AM

Moon is setting now. Eclipse was spectacular. Still partial, but the sun is rising and the moon is setting behind the mountain. 

Sorry, no pictures. I needed to just experience...........................


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

Just noticed this section and eagerly looked back to Aug to check out your eclipse pictures. I didn’t take any during totality, but this was from a minute or two after the end of totality.FDAEBA84-F345-465F-958F-FD245257CD82.jpeg

Totality was one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced!
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

You caught some great micro crescents Fresh Brewed !

I'm glad you got to experience totality. It will remain on my bucket list.........................

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:53 AM

Just noticed this section and eagerly looked back to Aug to check out your eclipse pictures. I didn’t take any during totality, but this was from a minute or two after the end of totality.attachicon.gifFDAEBA84-F345-465F-958F-FD245257CD82.jpeg

Totality was one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced!

I love it. WTF is it?



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:11 AM

Just noticed this section and eagerly looked back to Aug to check out your eclipse pictures. I didn’t take any during totality, but this was from a minute or two after the end of totality.attachicon.gifFDAEBA84-F345-465F-958F-FD245257CD82.jpeg

Totality was one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced!

I love it. WTF is it?


What he said :)

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

When there is an eclipse of more than 70%, all the small light spots coming through the holes in the branches of trees, refract the reverse image of the crescent sun. When you look under the trees you can see thousands of sun images. 

 

It is the same way we were taught to safely view the eclipse, by poking a pinhole in a piece of paper, and then holding that over another piece of paper.  This image looks like a sheet was laid on the ground under the tree to make the effect more easily visible.

 

This explains better than I can.............

https://www.quora.co...g-solar-eclipse


Edited by Skywatcher, 25 February 2018 - 11:43 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:02 PM

Cool trick :)

I learn something new everyday.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:25 PM

ah ha!

 

look up Camera Obscura

 

it is the technical explanation for this



#753 Alder Logs

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:53 AM

I guess I am spamming this post:

 

I can't see it from this canyon, but if you have the western horizon in sight, this is coming up next week:

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:15 PM

Wish I could take pictures of the night sky
Orion's stars along with Taurus off to the upper right
is a sight!
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:40 PM

Sirius, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Aldebaran, the Pleiades, the Orion Nebula; a rich chunk of sky!  


Edited by Alder Logs, 12 March 2018 - 11:45 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:34 PM

Yeah..
Glad someone can recite
the names
Sirius sparkles like a diamond
It's mesmerizing. Glad I live far
away from city lights

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:37 PM

Glad I live far away from city lights

 

Me too, though sometimes I wished my neighbors thought so too.  I mean, I like it totally dark outside at night.  Neighbors who leave on their porch light in case they may go outside, and then go to bed, forgetting its on....  


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:16 PM

I hear ya, my mom lives next door and she leaves her
porch lights on, I'll sneak over and unscrew the light bulbs
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:25 PM

I have done the same and caught hell.  It's the next generation now, and they are in power.   A kid who I babysat and his wife, let me know it wasn't cool.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:19 PM

O brother..
I bet they were all high and mighty
telling you off. Dumb punks.
I bet it's never occurred to them
to turn off they're porch lights off
on a clear night..or for that matter,
step outside and look up
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