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  1. Once again there were some thickening clouds in the southwest close to sunset. Started off in front of the firehouse. Taken with the 24-70mm at 53mm... Moved to behind the firehouse to get this contrail shadow better. Taken with the 24-70mm at 59mm... Once again with the contrail shadow but in the landscape mode. Taken with the 24-70mm at 31mm...
  2. lol at 565.3 inches of snow. Even Bo can not wrap his head around 47 FEET of snow in half a season.
  3. Today as stuck between the bowling ball to the southeast and a clipper wave to the northwest. as hoping for some decent Sun-cloud interaction as the Sun set into the clipper cirrus. Unfortunately, there were no sun dogs nor iridescence as the Sun met the clouds. Taken with the 100mm... Close to max color dynamics as the Sun was about to sink into the stratus exiting the cirrus. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... Last of the color before the light got shut off. Taken with the 100mm...
  4. Time to fire up a new thread for the New Year. Thanks for all the views in 2021. And as usual will be deleting 2020 and 2021 as I go along to make room for the new images. Tonight the clouds were on the horizon so I went out into the county and farmland to get a clear view. Some nice color even if it was quite a distance away. Start off looking northwest as the red was creeping into the area. Taken with 24-70mm at 70mm. Max red to the west. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... Some faint but broad crepuscular rays from some over-the-horizon clouds. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm... Cheers!
  5. The keyword here is depiction. And it can be correct. But it is just that, a depiction. It is using a sliver of the visible spectrum against the whole visible spectrum to calculate the temperature of the star. Now humans have used color as a descriptor for the amount of heat for eons. It is kind of an ingrained bias. So the color index does just that. Calculates that a massive start that has more mass will make more heat (10,000K) so we will call it blue because it is on the high side of the visible spectrum. Our Sun while still large but more of medium size will not be as warm (5800K) so we will call it yellow. And a small star will not have as much mass and be cooler yet (3000K) so we will call it red. The thing is put all three stars at a distance where the flux is the same as the Earth is to the Sun and all three will look white in the visible spectrum as long as all three are still in the main sequence.
  6. I was driving like an old man coming home from work, Wait, I am an old man! Slid about one foot into the first intersection I stopped at. Drove the rest of the ay home at less than the posted speed. Probably did not make any friends but no one passed me so they must have thought it was warranted also.
  7. It is even cold down here at KIND.
  8. Yes, our Sun is actually white. The depiction of being yellow (or orange or red) comes from the scattering properties of our atmosphere. The long wavelengths (violet, indigo and blue) get scattered more than the yellows, oranges or reds hence the Sun just *looks* that color especially around sunrise or sunset when it is seen through the most atmosphere. Get out in space and she is a bright white blob. And the G2V rating is in reference to how *hot* it is. Around 5600K to 5800K. It is a measure of the solar flux or how fast and how much material is being converted while on the main sequence.
  9. You are going to hate me. 0.63" of cold rain here in my tippy bucket north of KIND.
  10. 0.77" of rain at the house. Seeing how there was some issues with the radar at KIND I have no idea how it compared to the rest of the area.
  11. 0.72" in the tippy bucket today. One county north of me had 2+ by the radar estimates.
  12. One of these are soon to be the last of the year. But not just yet. Tonight, the stratus broke up right around sunset. When I got out to the back of the firehouse, looking south. Taken with the 24-70mm at 67mm... With the stratus being so low the best color was the yellow color. Taken with the 24-70mm at 42mm... What little cloud action there was post sunset. Taken with the 100mm...
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