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Exciting Night Sky

Uploaded by: llpj04

Thursday March 13, 2014

San Francisco, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: a first for me to see at night. The moon with a halo, parhelic circle, moon dogs, and in another shot a possible parry arc (above the halo). Also in this shot is a possible exploding star not seen in the next shot. Just a pin point of light that got bigger and then disappeared in the area of the halo (about 2 o clock)

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Exposure Time: 30 sec.

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10. llpj04
12:41 AM GMT on March 15, 2014
Thanks Andy!
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9. wildfirerebel
7:16 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Outstanding Visuals, Thanks for sharing. Congratulations
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8. llpj04
4:15 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Thanks so much Heidrun!! I should have gotten a gif but with so much area to cover in such long exposures when I knew it would be fleeting I just took single shots. Next time when I see this again I'll try a gif.
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7. trailhiker44
3:39 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Fantastic shot, Charlotte !
Superb series - thank you for sharing this excitement!
CONGRATS on the VIP !!!
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6. llpj04
2:46 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Thanks Julia & Shirley
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5. WeatherWise
2:25 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
That does sound like an exciting night
in the skies! Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations on VIP weather shot!
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4. Doesiedoats
2:08 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Congratulations on this VIP version!
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3. llpj04
5:13 AM GMT on March 14, 2014
Thanks Gil & Lisa. I was out there trying to capture my first Iridium satellite flash just west of the big dipper. I thought the light area of night sky was just clouds but when I realized they were not moving I looked east at the moon and saw the halo and started taking my shots which were not moving fast enough for me at 30 sec. exposures.
When the north side of the parhelic circle began to fade it started growing stronger to the south and that is when I saw the light get brighter and then fade. It had no tail or trail.

It is neat to think it may have been a exploding star but it probably was space junk falling back to earth unless you really couldn't see something that small. ?? who knows- not me! :)
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2. Feather3
4:57 AM GMT on March 14, 2014
I saw something similar tonight up here in Fort Bragg, but did not photograph it. I was too mesmerized by the sight and did not even consider the camera until I saw this photo.... which is by far better than I would have been able to capture. :)
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1. gilg72
4:54 AM GMT on March 14, 2014
Wow! Fantastic shot. Great series.
Congrats on the VIP!
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