Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Two Days of Sky

I don't think I've ever seen so many different kinds of clouds or atmospheric optics all over the sky as I have these past two days. It's been a whirlwind of beauty in every direction. So I thought I'd share a bit of that here. 

Crepuscular rays just before sunset looking west

Anti-crepuscular rays looking east

A hint of iridescence
 
So many different kinds of clouds in one moment

Sky full of Undulatus in the morning

 

And then the sky did this Tuesday evening!

Two days of sky full of beauty.






24 comments:

  1. Your sky photos are beautiful! My favorite time of year in Humboldt County. The angle of light. The blue blue sky and variety of clouds. And I remember seeing gray whales from Patrick's Point State Park.

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    1. am-- Yes, the angle of light in the months of equinox is so beautiful. You remind me that we should take a short trip up the coast to see if the whales are migrating now!

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  2. How did you learn all of those fancy names for clouds!? I have never heard of some of them before...

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    1. Ellen-- Back in 2010 I notice some beautiful clouds during the day that were colored like rainbows. I called them sundogs, which they were not, but it led me on a journey to find out what they were called. I found a website called Atmospheric Optics and was utterly blown away by the ephemeral beauty of our skies. I have never stopped looking or learning about what we can see when sunlight and ice crystals interact. Beauty!

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  3. Sweet, you captured some nice ones over the two days and the sunset and the end spectacular

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    1. Billy-- I was so surprised by all the different clouds that were drifting by. Then that sunset was truly spectacular!

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  4. Great skies! This is the first time I can remember hearing about anti-crepuscular rays.

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    1. Steve-- Two days of beautiful skies really surprised me. I've posted about anti-crepuscular rays before. We don't see them often, and it's always a delight when we do.

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  5. Wow. We've been getting towering cumulus clouds the last several days. I keep thinking I'll take pictures but then I don't.

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    1. ellen-- I hope you will go out and take photos of your skies there. I love seeing what our beautiful planet is doing!

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  6. Thanks for being my cloud guru...since I know of no other person who does know those cloud formations names. Well the weather man, but he doesn't post pictures to link on my blog!

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    1. Barbara-- I love being your "cloud guru" (thank you for that!). I fell in love with clouds more than a decade ago and it has enriched my life with beauty.
      PS-- I can't seem to get your new blog to link in our "Blogs We Love To Read" list. Mmm?

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  7. You have become so knowledgeable about the types of cloud. Very impressive and I appreciate seeing the differences. Thank you. I am still basically childlike and only see a bunny, fish, turtle or a slumbering Gorton Fisherman sans hat in the shapes. That fisherman shows up a lot where I live:) But thanks to you, I'm learning.

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    1. Patti-- I love what you see in the sky. I had to google Gorton Fisherman to see what shape that might be. Very interesting.

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  8. Gorgeous! - Tara

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  9. Pretty and diverse clouds you got there. I'm charmed by your open skies. Around here in the hills, open skies are few.

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    1. Ally-- I love open skies. I would like a view so vast that I could see the curvature of the earth!

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  10. The drought probably has a lot to do with the shortage but also organic dairy farmers typically let their cows dry off for 60 or more days before they are due to calve. This allows them to store up extra nutrients for their calves, and for the udder tissue to heal. Quite possibly your local dairy farmers have bred their cattle to calve in November. Local organic milk here just jumped in price after holding steady for years, except for the week before Thanksgiving when most perishables are marked higher.

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    1. MollyTrolley-- Mmmm? I have a feeling that your comment is meant for another blog.

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  11. 37paddington
    Supply chain issues are affecting medications as well, which is a scary notion. Sometimes it feels as if our first world nation is going off the rails.

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    1. 37paddington-- Oh yes, our first world nation is definitely going off the rails. Not sure what's going to happen next, but I know it's going to be worrisome.

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  12. 37paddington
    Lovely skies there.

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    1. 37paddington-- Thank you for that. We've been uplifted by the lovely skies.

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