The weekend lake cruise had to be cut short by threatening clouds. While boating in the rain might be manageable, the attendant lightning would not. We cut short the tour and sped back to the boat shed and home. Light drops sprinkled as we made our way into the house. Moments later great torrents rattledContinue reading “Thunder Threat”
Happy Birthday USA!
A seldom-seen watcher in the woods, waits warily for its next meal while trying to avoid becoming a meal for a dog or a cat in the process. Its target is likely a mouse or vole that left their own safe space in search of food. Imagine how different our own lives might be ifContinue reading “Hawkeye”
Some time ago we went on a pontoon boat tour of the 4.5 mile Silver River from its mouth, where it flows into the Oklawaha River, to its headwaters waters bubbling forth from Silver Springs. Our boat had been launched at the Ocala Boat Basin near end of the Silver River, however, some locals foundContinue reading “Oklawaha Springs”
May you find beauty on this aloha Friday.
We missed the actual launch, but Fairy noted the remnants and I just had to get this photo. The sun is well below the horizon, but still its rays reached the upper contrail of the ascending rocket. Atmospheric winds and turbulence did the rest. This really quacks me up.
We were on an airboat tour and a pelican alighted on the end of the boat. Someone remarked about how pecular they looked, and I began to wonder what they might think of us.
Powerful magnetic fields sometimes levitate billions of tons of material above the surface of the Sun which is known as a filament. When solar rotation moves it to the limb of the Sun, it is called a prominence, or prom for short, and reveals how high it is. The whole prominence/filament is over 100,000 milesContinue reading “Filament, Then Prom, Then Gone”
I take photos of the Sun on a daily basis when weather and schedule allow and send them to SpaceWeather.com, which is associated with the Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Once in a while my images are featured on their website. On the left side of the screen-capture above, my whole-disk sunspot image fromContinue reading “Space Weather Photo”