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Sun halo

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2009 by Andrew

I didn’t have a chance to see the full moon due to clouds and snow but,I WAS treated to a icebow,which is a  atmospheric phenomenon caused by light being refracted by ice crystals high in the atmosphere.Seeing the halo was by chance as I had decided to step outside to get a breath of fresh air when I suddenly saw a very bright sundog.imgp4372

In a short period of time (5-10 minutes) the sundog grew into a halo which brightened and became more colorful as time wore on 🙂 .

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Image credit:Andrerw

Venus,Jupiter and moon conjunction

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2008 by Andrew

A Venus,Jupiter and crescent moon conjunction….what a great way to end the first day of December!. It was sunny for a good share of the day but,as luck would have it,clouds began to roll in just as the sun was setting and before the sky had turned completely dark it was overcast.I did manage to get a few images in between clouds and for that I am thankful.About 15 minutes after the image below was shot,it began to rain/sleet 😦 . Mother nature has a strange sense of humor!.Earlier in the day at about 1:30pm, I spotted the crescent moon with Venus just to the west.Unfortunately,Jupiter couldn’t be seen at that time.As you could imagine…I was pretty excited!!!. If you haven’t already seen the event yet,just look to the western skies.You won’t be disapointed!!!.

Enjoy!!!!

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