Sky Reviews March 21 to 24

March 21 2017

March 21

March 22 2017

March 22

March 23 2017

March 23

March 24 2017

March 24

March 21, 2017

Hello friends, great to be here in 3rd term, hope everyone had a nice break! You might not be able to see it from this picture, but it was insanely bright out today. I had to stare into the sun for a little bit to grab this photo, so I am writing blind here. We have some gentle layers manifesting in the West, with a hint of our sun resting on top. The clearer skies in the East are rounded off by that sky trail plane thing. I am not entirely sure what the proper name for that line in the middle is, so I will be vague until I know. 7.1/10

March 22, 2017

We have a radiant shot of our solar system’s center today. Aside from the swell sky color gradient, there is not much going on, so I will just give you all some neat facts about our home star. The sun contains over 99.8% of the mass in our solar system, a large enough percentage that the mass of Earth could be considered a rounding error. Despite the sun’s incredible mass, it will eventually collapse to around the size of Earth, somewhat poetically. The sun also generates solar winds. I have not bothered to look them up because they sound fun enough as is. 6.8/10

March 23, 2017

The sky we have here is a perfect display of color and minimalism. I usually take my photos in the afternoon, but the evening was so nice I could not help myself. Due to the later timing, we get that gorgeous warm orchard hue near the treetops. That gentle heat slowly shifts into a cooling lavender as we move north. Now, those colors would make the sky amazing as is, but there is another little touch that really completes the package. That tiny hint of a cloud in the northwest corner is just visible enough to give off the impression of a paint stroke. And the light purple mixed in with the wispy white contrasts pleasingly with the darkness behind. 9.3/10

March 24, 2017

Slightly turbulent sky out today. While it is often an omen of stormy weather, until then we get some great cloud masses. The foreground contains a few classic dark clouds, with specks of light powdered over like confectioner’s sugar. These give way to a lighter background, where the clouds eventually drop off completely. The band of cloudless sky in the very back provides good scaling for that front collection, as well as shedding some shy blues in the greater left and right. Overall, a neat example of the great variety we can see in a single sky. 8.4/10

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