Category Archives: Physical Environment

Glacial Retreats on Baranof Island

I’ve been following a weblog called From a Glacier’s Perspective for some time, and had been particularly interested in the posts about glaciers in Southeast Alaska. I recently left a comment to request the author take a look at Baranof … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

Last night I slept fitfully as I wanted to see the lunar eclipse due to take place between 3am and 5am. I did get up to watch for about a half an hour either side of the full eclipse. I … Continue reading

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Crescent Moon, Mars, and Venus

Last evening there was a nice conjunction of the crescent moon, Mars and Venus. Tonight Mars and Venus will appear even closer in the sky (though the moon will be farther away), though with overcast conditions, it seems very unlikely … Continue reading

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Starrigavan at Flood Tide

Connor, Rowan, and I took a brief trip out to Starrigavan today to see the high tide. With a predicted high of 12.2 and observed levels this morning that were pushing over half a foot above predicted, I thought there … Continue reading

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Setting Crescent

I was fortunate to step outside recently just as a very young moon was setting in the evening. By bracing the camera on the railing of the breakwater section of Crescent Seawalk, I was able to get a couple of … Continue reading

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Highest Tide of 2014

A line of grass fibers mashed into the gravel road marks the high point of the year’s highest tide A year ago today I

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