Monday, September 28, 2020

A Slight Aurora Borealis Show

The bright moon will be an issue viewing Aurora during this storm. There was just a bit of a show last night with a bonus meteor.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Making Sense Out Of Those "Crazy Good" Air Quality Index Numbers

Scott Sistek has put together a nice blog about why some of the sensors are showing "Good" quality air when the smoke is still thick.....  It turns out those sensors don't measure smoke... 

Scott's Blog - Click Here

Saturday, August 1, 2020

A Nice Bright Fireball

Update:  The American Meteor Society has updated the reports about this meteor.  Below is a map of where the reports came from and the calculated trajectory.  It turns out this meteor came down up by Prince George BC.  It had to REALLY be bright up there....

This morning we had a very bright fireball.  Notice the reflection on the water in the image below.  This meteor is a late Southern Delta Aquarid shower. 

Cam2 also picked it up.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Comet Neowise Time Lapse Archive

I have accumulated quite a few comet images and time lapses over the last few days.  I thought I would put together an archive of how it is progressing over time.  The best quality videos are direct links to the video itself on my site.  It does require a fast internet connection.  I will continue to update this as we watch Neowise slowly disappear.  

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Comet Neowise Time Lapse

Update - July 13,2020

The comet was visible all night.  Here is an image from sunset:

Here is a time lapse from last night (7/13/2020):

July 12, 2020

Comet Neowise was clearly visible this morning.  The time lapse is interesting to watch how it traverses the sky.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Best Yet Noctilucent Show...

I have seen a lot of Noctilucent clouds over the years, but this morning's was by far and away the most ominous.  At 3:00am our bedroom was completely lit up by this show....  Best watched full screen.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

First Noctilucent Clouds of the season....

This morning we had the first Noctilucent Clouds of the season put on a show....

Some of the interesting facts about Noctilucent Clouds are covered in Scott Sistek's blog this morning. The Noctilucent "season" is active about 3 weeks either side of the Summer Solstice.