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. I 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.This 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!