Big Year Project Observations
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We went out to Starrigavan to check on the high tide. It was forecast to be one of the highest of the year, and there was a bit of atmospheric bonus that looked promising to get higher than that from … Continue reading
This morning the kids and I took advantage of sunny weather and a low tide to visit John Brown’s Beach and check out some of the work being done by some visiting scientists. They were setting up experiments in about … Continue reading
I was up before 6 this morning and took a walk down to O’Connell Bridge. It was enjoyable to take some long-exposure photographs in the predawn light.
Over the past couple of years the sun has been in a solar minimum, a consequence of which has been auroras that are only rarely strong enough to be seen from Sitka. Combined with frequently cloudy skies, the northern lights … Continue reading
I took a little time while on my way home last night to shoot some pictures of the moon rising over the mountains and Crescent Bay.