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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Milky Way above our front field last night

The Milky Way above our front field last night

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently a cool and dewy 51 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.96”. Yesterday’s high was comfortable 71, and the overnight low got down to 48.

Forecast:

We’ve got another primo mid-summer day on tap courtesy of broad high pressure stretching from the upper mid-West into northern New England. We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Saturday should start out partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon as an upper level disturbance approaches from the west out ahead of larger low pressure system. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Saturday night showers and thunderstorms likely as the disturbance moves through. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Sunday showers and thunderstorms likely as the more complex low and associated fronts move through. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be around 60. Chance of rain is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 40. We picked up a trace of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 97°F in 1963.
The record low was 45°F in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:31 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:25 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 02m
Length of Day: 14h 53m

The Moon is a waning crescent 28d 2h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:30 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:18 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Last night’s clear skies offered a great view of the Milky Way. I was testing some new camera equipment for this shot looking south from next to our solar panel in the front field. I learned a lot and got some decent shots, but there’s certainly the opportunity for improvement especially by wiping the dew off the lens every now and then (which I totally forgot about, hence the fuzzy brightness of Vega in the upper left of the frame.)

Nikon D600, Nikon 18-3mmm lens @ 18mm, ISO 3200, f/3.5, 20″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Shel

    Wow John! This is so beautiful. Thanks for making my day!

    July 25, 2014 at 7:25 am

  2. Gillian

    Highlighting tip for the heavens: if you want to brighten a star apply dew?

    July 25, 2014 at 7:27 am

    • Well yes, depending on what kind of dew you’re talking about. The single malt sort is quite handy on a cool clear evening…

      July 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

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