Weather & clouds

Orange moon

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Yesterday morning as I was letting the dogs outside at 6am, I saw the spookiest moonset. On the horizon over the sea, (in the direction of the usual summer sunset) in total darkness was a vividly orange moon peeking out of darkcloud. It was like a nightime sun or an eclipse. Then tonight, the full […]

Weather & clouds

Mystic twilight…

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I mostly expect winter to produce misty haunting twilights and eerie light, but summer can turn up a surprise or two. This was sunset on the 1st January 2006. The photos were taken less than a minute apart.

Weather & clouds

Almost icebergs

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My favourite time of day is twilight. You know, the only time of day when the worlds of possibility and imagination seem nearest. Tonight was beautiful. February usually isn’t this rainy and cool and sunsets are usually fiery and dramatic – the hot colours of a hot day — and yet here we are on […]

Weather & clouds

Thor wuz ere

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I can’t think of a better way to spend the last day of the holidays (yesterday) than being in the middle of a day of cool thunderstorms on top of a hill. I am a wanna-be stormchaser whose weather CV lists my hairiest weather experiences based on armchair adventures with twisters on Discovery Channel –> […]