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Lightning

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Crux

Crux

Crux


Southern Cross (Crux) from Krabi Thailand, 2014

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Stack of 16 1/4-second exposures. Hand held---no tripod.
Crux


Perseid Meteor Shower, 2012

Lots of stars; one plane; no meteors!
Star Trails


Long Beach Island, 2012

Sunrise on August 2 (note inferior mirage).
Lyra and Cygnus from LaPalma

A few minutes earlier.
Lyra and Cygnus from LaPalma

Inferior mirage.
Inferior Mirage

Full Moon rising.
Full Moon

One of many seagulls.
Seagull

Sunset over the bay.
Sunset


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Lyra and Cygnus from LaPalma


On March 6, 2012, I took this picture of Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury setting in the west at 6:51 pm. Exposure=10.0sec, f/3.5, ISO=400, fl=18.0mm.
Jupiter,Venus,Mercury
And, at 6:01 pm, I took this picture of the almost full moon rising in the east:
Moon


On February 27, 2012, I took this picture of Mercury and a jet's contrail at 5:44 pm (right at sunset).
Moon,Jupiter,Venus

On February 27, 2012, I took this picture of the Moon, Jupiter, and a 737 at 5:44 pm (right at sunset).
Moon,Jupiter,737

On February 27, 2012, I took this picture of the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus at 5:45 pm (right at sunset). Mouse over image for labels.
Moon,Jupiter,Venus


On February 26, 2012, I took this picture of the Moon, Venus (lower right), and Jupiter (left of Moon) at 6:10 pm (shortly after sunset).
Moon, Venus, Jupiter
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On March 19, 2011, I took this picture of a Mercury and Jupiter setting in the west just after sunset. (Move mouse over image for pointers.)
Jupiter and Mercury
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On March 8, 2011, I took this sequence of pictures of a the Space Shuttle (mission STS-133, second to last) as it flew by the Moon (1/60-th second exposures, 5 seconds apart, ISO 400).
Space Shuttle Moon

On the night of February 23, 2011, I took these pictures lookin out my bedroom window. (Click on image for full-sized version.)
Stats: ISO=400, exp. time=2 min., focal length = 18 mm, f-stop = f/4.5.
From 10:15pm to 1:45am. Lots of aircraft heading to/from NYC.
Star Trails
From 0:36am to 1:41am. No aircraft during this hour-long interval.
Star Trails


On the night of February 22, 2011, I took this picture lookin out my bedroom window.
Star Trails


On June 2, 2010, I took this picture of a 22 degree solar halo in Sunspot NM.
Solar Halo



On July 11, 2002, I had a picnic at my house. An hour or two before sunset, we saw a rare event---a rainbow straight over head. Actually, such a thing is correctly refered to as a circumzenithal arc. Coincidentally, Richard Gott was not at the picnic but saw the same event and took pictures of it:
Circumzenithal arc
Circumzenithal arc
Circumzenithal arc


On July 5, 2008, I took this picture of the Sun setting over Lake Michigan:
Circumzenithal arc
This picture might not seem like much. But, in fact I was able to use it to show that the Earth is not flat. Details are here:
http://www.orfe.princeton.edu/~rvdb/tex/sunset/ms.pdf.