I have haphazardly been checking of a nonexistent list of astronomical phenomena for most of my life….. Went for a drive in Martty the other morning and got to check of one more. Zodiacal light. It is a fait, soft, triangular white glow that has its base at the horizon and reaches up about a… Continue reading Zodiacal light
I think that most that read this blog would know how to take a photo of a solar eclipse, but it was interesting to read about some of the gear damage that came as a result of photographing the elipse. Lens Rental is a big company over this way and I really like the attitude… Continue reading Camera gear damage from solar eclipse.
Todays the big day if you are State side. If you are not stuck in traffic, you might want to take the easy way out and watch the eclipse online. Here is a nice write up on some of your options. https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/18/how-to-watch-the-eclipse/ I personally am going to open a few tabs and see which is… Continue reading Solar eclipse – online vewing
This one caught me out….. http://midwestenergynews.com/2017/08/03/to-solve-duck-curve-missouri-utility-to-pay-bonus-for-west-facing-solar-panels/ To solve ‘duck curve,’ Missouri utility to pay bonus for west-facing solar panels. In an effort to better align solar-energy production with peak demand, the electric utility in Columbia, Missouri has begun to pay higher rebates for new west-facing arrays than it will for those facing south. Fantastically simple.… Continue reading Face west to feed the duck curve
The solar eclipse on the 21st is getting some press over here. I liked this guys take on it. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/traffic-congestion-predictions-maps-eclipse-august-21-2017 In short, he thinks there is going to be a whopper of a traffic jam. Traffic, along with weather, will be the chief challenges for people wanting to see the total solar eclipse of August… Continue reading Solar traffic jam