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How's your weather?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Catriona, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was a cracking winter's day, starting with a light frost then blue skies and light winds. Today, it's thick cloud and mist/drizzle (mizzle?). The only plus point is the light winds, as we lost a few roof tiles in the aftermath of Brendan last week.
  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    We even had a reddish evening sky yesterday...

    Sunset from the A3072 GX7 P1140405.JPG

    ...but we've still ended up with a damp morning.
  3. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    That's because you're not a shepherd
  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Fit for gardening - which I did. Calm, not sunny but not raining eeither. 11 degC, no wind, 1031.4 hPa pressure. It can stay like this as long as it likes!
  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Grey, foggy, damp. It doesn't deserve anything other than mono.

    [​IMG]foggy trees by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Lovely picture though!
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  7. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Damp and claggy today, after a few days of bright but chilly sun. Managed 3 nights of imaging under some pretty good skies. Not the clearest I've seen, but still very worthwhile.
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  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Very foggy / misty / cold at home at 5am.

    Misty, overcast and cold in The Big Smoke during the day.

    Dark and cold now at home.

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  9. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Were your 3 misty images from the PO Tower? Or have I guessed the wrong location completely!
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  10. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I can neither confirm, nor deny, the location of the photographs.

    But I got there at a speed of approximately 1400 feet per minute.
  11. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Had some good seeing conditions here, which is ok if I can get to somewhere without so much light pollution. Local Green where I go sometimes isn't too bad for a town place, and I could pick out 6 of the Pleides (always a good bar for gauging the conditions!)
    Are you keeping an eye on Betelgeuse? It's a bit pathetic at the minute, and although we all know it's a variable, I think most of us are hoping it blows:)
  12. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Yes, Betelgeuse has been very noticeably dim. We could be seeing a super minimum, as three cycles come together, or it could be about to go bang, which will be spectacular but not dangerous, think of a point of light as bright as the full moon.
    I could easily see most of the Pleiades naked eye, and through bins could easily see the nebulosity surrounding them.
  13. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Many moons ago, when I actually did a bit of astronomy, a neighbour said that if one of those stars fell on us it would be as big as Norfolk!

    I wonder how many people would think it dangerous if they were told Betelgeuse was going to blow? I guess if one isn't interested in the cosmos, knowledge of scale is difficult to comprehend.
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    1. 1,400 feet per minute = 84,000 feet per hour
    2. = 28,000 yards per hour
    3. = 15.9 miles per hour
    I'm guessing a bicycle or a a slow taxi. :D
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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Or drone... or helicopter?
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  16. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    If the rotation axis of Betelgeuse was pointed at us then it could be very dangerous if it gave rise to a gamma ray burst, (Quite likely for a star of that mass), we'd be close enough that a radiation induced mas-extinction would be a distinct possibility. Fortunately it's pointed about 20 deg away from us, so fairly safe.

    I've just posted an image in Exhibition that I managed to capture over three of the clear nights we had.
  17. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

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  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Grey, mild, light breeze. Running then possibly gardening, although I hope not.
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Going to freeze.
    3 degC at present and falling. Brr!
    Little breeze but I don't think that's going to be enough to stop the ice tonight.
  20. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    Light wispy clouds and sunshine at the moment, still cold though

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