The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15



Thursday, March 25, 2010

Missed opportunity

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Thanks to Dot and Tom, never forgotten founders of this great event. Come on, come fly with us!

Thanks to hosts: Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

I could kick myself... last night, we saw this amazing perfect halo around the moon, not a corona, but a halo. All I could think was, I've shot that before. I'll just stand back and enjoy it. So then, I'm looking through archives for a lunar halo shot... guess what... NOTHING. I was so wrong. I have solar halos, coronas around the moon, great altocumulus moon shots, lunar eclipse... no lunar halo... bummer. So, instead, I will share with you my two favorite moon shots, taken with my little point and shoot camera. Crater moonI was blown away by the detail in this shot. I have never been much interested in telescopes. I like them ok, but they aren't all that for me, but for me to be able to grab this picture with my little Sony Steady Shot Point and Shoot camera, I was impressed. I have never captured such a detailed moon shot. I couldn't believe that you could actually make out the craters.lunar eclipseThis was a great night, standing in the yard, capturing the stages of the lunar eclipse. Granted, I didn't capture the detail as in the other shot, but I love the red glow of the moon during the eclipse.

Now, as for weather, got a text from Alabama Mike, asking if I would be available for support during a potential chase this afternoon. Looks like he's got a pretty good shot at some weather, if they can get things to destabilize. It looks like hail and wind are the big forecast scenarios, but there is still a 2% shot at tornadogenesis.Alabama Mike and JB will likely be chasing this one. It's a super fast system, so they will need to be vigilant to stay ahead and stay safe. When a storm is moving at 65 mph, you really have to be careful.

THIS ACTIVITY WILL MOVE INTO AL TODAY INTO A PROGRESSIVELY MORE STABLE AIR MASS WITH THE RISK OF ORGANIZED SEVERE STORMS LIKELY TO REMAIN RATHER LOW. BY EARLY AFTERNOON...A STRONG DRY SLOT OVER TX WILL ROTATE NORTHEASTWARD INTO MS/WESTERN TN. A PERIOD OF SUNSHINE IN THIS REGION WILL HELP TO STEEPEN LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND DESTABILIZE THE AIR MASS WITH POCKETS OF MUCAPE OVER 1000 J/KG EXPECTED...SPREADING RAPIDLY EASTWARD INTO MIDDLE TN/NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AL/NORTHWEST GA DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
Be safe out there, guys!

~Dewdrop

23 comments:

  1. Amazing!
    How I wish I could capture the moon that close. ( I don't have slr yet:).

    Enjoy the springtime Dew.
    Regards.

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  2. I would have guessed the second shot was Mars. Nice work on both of them.

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  3. wonderful moon photos! The second one is really surprising!

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  4. Super photography, as always!

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  5. Wow - didn't realise you could get that detail with a point and shoot. You must live on top of a mountain! xo

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  6. It's a lovely catch without the halo. I don't think I even know what's a lunar halo, but I'm sure that the next time you see one you'd be ready with your camera.

    Have a great week.

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  7. Great Moon shots for a point and shoot.

    Good job.

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  8. Wonderful moon shots, your point and shoot did great!

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  9. It's beautiful I so love it. I am looking forward to the full moon this month I hope the weather will cooperate ^_^. Happy weekend!

    SWF~ Blue sky

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  10. This would be my goal, to get a moon shot or two as perfect as these. Thank you for sharing them, and stay safe yourself, Dewdrop.

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  11. Lovely views of the moon. I remember the last eclipse, and walking out in the backyard to view it. All up and down the street, my neighbors were doing the same thing. Nature can always bring us together.

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  12. Awesome moon shots! I always say its the person behind the camera that makes or breaks the photo. Even a point and shoot can catch a perfect moment!!

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  13. Wow.. great shots. I love the colour in the second mooon shot.

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  14. Fantastic submission! Nice job- incredible capture..it is very detailed. My camerea (sony cybershot)is going out on me..I need a new one. Anyway, thanks for sharing- very informative. Regards, Regina-

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  15. this is an amazing capture..:)

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  16. Great moonshots! They're better than mine...

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  17. I'm sure shooting a moon so closely is every photographer's dream! I want to do it too soon...


    Pixellicious Photos

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  18. wow! fantastic capture :)

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