Saturday, September 17, 2016

Will It Ever Rain Again?

Heading out of town today,may not be back until tomorrow,so making the weekly entry now.

So...the drought continues here.The longer it lasts the drier it gets.Rivers are nothing more than trickles,wells are dry,the grass is dying,the trees are starting to drop their leaves and turn color.....it's not good.
There's a chance of a little rain in the next day or so but the models are showing not even 20mm ...no where near enough.Not familiar with the size of a mm? It's only about the thickness of a dime.
Anyways,there's nothing we can do about it and eventually we will get some rain but it will take months to recover from this dry spell.
The forecast for today and most of next week from Environment Canada:


In the meantime,cloudy skies are few and far between so we might as well get out there and enjoy them.
A few pics from the past few days:
An Iridium flare taken with my 'new to me' E-PL1

A possible meteor caught by the unattended Canon A-610 last night


video
Time lapse from last night's session.9PM to 3AM.Shot with Canon A-610,each from 40 secs @ ISO1600 via CHDK software.

Some things to watch for over the next week:


All for now.Have a great week and keep praying for rain!!
-Al

Monday, September 12, 2016

Remaining Dry

The dry weather continues in this part of Canada with no relief in sight.This week will be dry with only a slight chance of a shower.Models were showing approx 100 mm of rain early next week but that has currently been revised to only 40 mm.Domestic wells are are now at critical levels and major rivers are nothing more than a trickle.
This week's forecast:



Even though it's been very dry most evenings have been foggy over the past week so I did very little sky imaging.As a matter of fact,I sold the EOS and all accessories last week.....have ordered an Olympus and hopefully that will arrive before the end of the week.
Anyways,I did capture a few sky objects early last week:
Polar orbiting dual satellites 

A small meteor

Coming up this week:



That's all for now.Have a great week.
-Al