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  1. Trouble with being this far from Lake Michigan is that when the flow is just right, I am going to get gunked. I could see some clearing to the east northeast but that hardly does much good towards sunset. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm... Looking southwest the sky had that bruise color. Taken with the 24-70mm at 31mm...
  2. I called it a broom snow. Only needed a broom to push it aside this morning. Have not had to shovel anything yet this season.
  3. Well, it is a banter thread and it is winter. But really, why here and why now?
  4. 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...
  5. lol at 565.3 inches of snow. Even Bo can not wrap his head around 47 FEET of snow in half a season.
  6. 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...
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It is even cold down here at KIND.
  11. 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.
  12. You are going to hate me. 0.63" of cold rain here in my tippy bucket north of KIND.
  13. 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.
  14. 0.72" in the tippy bucket today. One county north of me had 2+ by the radar estimates.
  15. 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...
  16. Did Bing ever sing " I'm dreaming of a brown Christmas"? He should have.
  17. Is Rochester like here in Indiana? Here if we are under a tornado watch and you get a severe thunderstorm warning, they fire off the sirens.
  18. Kind of similar this evening again. But today the ridge was flatter. And the cirrus was in the similar altitude of the contrails, 30 to 40,000 feet, as there as a lot more contrail action this evening. Started off around local sunset. taken with the 24-70mm at 38mm... The orange starting to seep into the frame. Taken with the 24-70mm at 38mm... Max color dynamics with the inclusion of the reds. Taken with the 24-70mm at 38mm... The fading reds and colors. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... Cheers!
  19. A very photogenic evening. Some cirrus rode over the top of the ridge and fell on top of me right around sunset. Placing and timing were perfect. Starting off with the yellow as I got to behind the firehouse right after sunset. Taken with the 24-70mm at 63mm... The orange. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... The red starting to drift in from the east. Taken with the 24-70mm at 28mm... Max red on the horizon. Taken with the 24-70mm at 50mm... Even the incidental light was gorgeous. Taken with 24-70mm at 61mm... Cheers!
  20. OK, I just found tenths of degrees here at KIND. Currently at meridian the Sun angle is 27.1 degrees. It will go down to 26.8 on the 19th and will not increase to 26.9 until the 24th. So still twelve days until the sun angle increases here. As a side note we are currently 91,517,000 miles from the Sun. That will continue to decrease until Jan. 2nd when we hit 91,407,000 miles and does not increase until Jan. 6th.
  21. You do know we live on a round planet, right?
  22. Here at KIND the sun angle fell to the lowest (27 degrees) at meridian on December 7th. Will not increase back to 28 degrees until January 4th. So, we still have around thirty days until the angle is increasing. Your latitude will vary I suppose.
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