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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?

Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Angie] #932031 01/07/20 02:18 PM
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I don't think so, Angie. The Sun has been pretty quiet of late.


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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #932321 02/22/20 01:26 PM
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There was a nice planetary alignment and crescent Moon yesterday (February 21) morning. This photo was taken by Jenney Disimon in Sabah, North Borneo.


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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #932324 02/22/20 01:42 PM
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Mona, this is a link from our paper about looking down from space. We had a very brief snowstorm and this is what Earth looked like

https://www.richmond.com/weather/en...68298b6-2080-560a-a2ed-335d587e83e8.html

Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Angie] #932326 02/22/20 02:02 PM
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Angie, it sounds splendid from your description, but this is what I got when a clicked on the link.

451: Unavailable due to legal reasons
We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, contact tdcsupport@timesdispatch.com.

Perhaps people elsewhere can see it.


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Re: Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky! [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #932329 02/24/20 01:01 AM
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I forgot - privacy - in the Newspaper as if that is private. It is published material for the public review.

It was black and white and showed how the snow storm left it's mark between North Carolina and Virginia. We were just brushed with some snow. As we left our friend's home it was 41 degrees and as we headed south the temperature dropped and it began to snow more heavily. North Carolina has had more snow this year than Philadelphia, PA

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