What did you see in the sky tonight?

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby geckzilla » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:43 am

I moved. Fires here are caused by a variety of circumstances, and easily become out of control because of hot, arid conditions. Human activity causes most of them, but also lightning as well. Here is a statement directly from Cal Fire: https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE/status/905088132512530433 (It's Twitter, I know, but I can't find anything more official than that.)

And yes, climate change is playing some kind of role.
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:42 pm

Well, now that I have this nice new scope and mount I got just for the eclipse, thought I should get some more use out of it. Here's the Sun a few minutes ago (UT 17:24 2017.09.06). Lots going on considering how inactive it's been the last few years. (Be sure to zoom in to full size.)

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby Ann » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:19 am

Nice conjunction this morning between a thin crescent Moon and Venus.

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Postby Chris Peterson » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:41 am

Caught a very new Moon this evening- a challenge to pick out even when I knew where to look. Just one lunar cycle after the eclipse, at a phase of 3.8% when I made these shots. One through the telescope, the other with a telephoto just before it disappeared. A tree ornament!

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby Chris Peterson » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:31 pm

Really pretty clouds a few days back. I'm pretty sure that clouds like this are made up of ice crystals. (I know you can get icy clouds any time of year, but our surface temperatures are finally starting to get cooler and more autumn-like, so these clouds seem right in form.)

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby Chris Peterson » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:03 am

Wasn't looking for it, but just happened to notice it. Full moon rising in the middle of the Belt of Venus.

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby lzq1206 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:36 am

The Dragonboat Festival falls on the 5thday of the fifth lunar month. On this day, we eat pyramid-shaped dumplings made of glutinous rice.

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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby Fred the Cat » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:26 pm

Walking Bojo last night we happened to get a nice sunset.
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A good photographer might have done better with such a nice setting but the results are often quite serendipitous.
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Good light, willing subjects, and modern photographic equipment sure make for fun play. :ssmile:
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Re: What did you see in the sky tonight?

Postby Fred the Cat » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:15 pm

Nice conjunction this morning. Too many houses in the way for me to easily photograph but I'm sure many others will. :thumb_up:
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