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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #929861 10/04/18 03:15 PM
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Eileen Claffey took this picture of the Moon and a fogbow on September 30, 2018, near Lake Wickaboag in central Massachusetts. She sent it to EarthSky, who say:
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Fogbows are rainbow's cousins, made by much the same process, but with the small water droplets inside a fog instead of larger raindrops. Because the water droplets in fog are so small, fogbows have only weak colors or are colorless.




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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #930182 12/03/18 08:21 PM
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You might see a true iridescent cloud when the Sun is nearby. The colors seem to be randomly distributed. In this picture we see an iridescent cloud with beams of light, known as sunrays, seeming to shoot out from it. Fantastic! I'd love to see one of these.

Richard Kelley posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook on November 26, 2018.


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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #930272 12/16/18 02:13 PM
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There's a green Christmas comet in the sky. You might catch sight of it. It's at its closest to Earth on December 16, but will be around for a bit. It's Comet 46/P (Wirtanen). It probably won't be visible without binoculars or a telescope unless you have a good dark sky. It's described as bright, but diffuse.

Here's a guide to The Christmas Comet.


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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #932023 01/06/20 09:10 PM
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This would be something worth seeing - it's a sun pillar, photographed by Julie Francois in Albuquerque, NM USA on December 29, 2019. A sun pillar (or light pillar) is a shaft of light extending from the sun or other bright light sources. They’re caused by ice crystals drifting in Earth’s air. Wow!

[Posted in EarthSky]


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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #932026 01/07/20 02:11 AM
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That is a gorgeous photo. Was there a huge solar flare on the sun recently?

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I don't think so, Angie. The Sun has been pretty quiet of late.


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