Thursday, January 18, 2018

2 Lightning Strikes

Last night we had 2 remarkable lightning strikes.  The first seemed to go on forever rumbling through the clouds and then it culminated with an apocalyptic explosion that felt like it hit the house....  A couple of minutes later there was another, more subdued strike.  Cam 3 picked up both.

This was the big one.  You can tell how close it was because the image is completely overexposed...  Way too close for comfort...


The second one was at a much safer distance over by Useless Bay....


I have added a new link on my site that is a lightning map.  It is located just below the CAPE forecast.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Meteor Image On Night Of Wolf Super Moon

On the night of the Wolf Super Moon, my night cam caught a very nice meteor.  Very rare to even be able to see a meteor with this much "light pollution".  It turned out to be a nice image with Mt. Baker illuminated by the moon...

 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Super Moon Tonight....

This month we will have two Super Moons.  One on January 1 and the second on January 31.  We got a little preview of it last night.  It will start to rise at 4:34pm and be visible on Cam 3.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Geminid Meteor Shower

Update:
Last night my cam picked up 8 meteors.  Considering that we were completely clouded over from about 9:00pm to 1:00am, that is pretty remarkable.  Most were small to very small.  Hopefully tonight (the peak) it will be clear all night....
 

The Geminid meteor shower is going to peak on the evening of December 13/14.  It got started a little early...  Around 6:00pm tonight my night cam picked up a couple of meteors.  30 minutes later it captured one very small one as well.  All with the same trajectory.  Here are a couple of images.  The first is a partial caused by the shutter opening as the meteor was traveling downward.  The second is a nice fireball....




The link below is a nice, simple article about the Geminid meteor shower.  It states that it's best to look south, but north seemed to work tonight... so far....  Unfortunately the clouds are moving in as I type....

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/geminids.html 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Super Moon Rising Time Lapse

This has been an incredible Super Moon event.  Last night made for a great time lapse....

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Panorama Time Lapse Of Cold Front Moving Through....

An incredible front moved through this morning...  .25" of rain in less than 30 minutes with winds at 25+ mph.  

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Beautiful Blustery Sky

Late yesterday afternoon, the sky was beautiful.  The colors were remarkable.  It really takes 3 cams to capture it all....  Lots going on....