Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

Greatest amount of sun covered by moon from where I was, 2.39 pm EDT - sunspots visible on left.

Tiger and Patch

Tiger and Patch, early 2000s - Tiger was a male but didn't seem to mind other cats.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Refugees

Saw refugees from the United States who just arrived, one woman with little girl, wearing their best dresses on Sunday as they walked around the place the government had placed them. It must be awful to arrive in an unknown place and not even be certain they can stay.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Storm Days

Shelf cloud before thunderstorm
CSL St-Laurent goes down river through thunderstorm

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Did a German photographer use 16 cameras and wait 62 days to get a photo of the sun and the full emoon together that won't be seen again until 2035?

 Did a German photographer use 16 cameras and wait 62 days to get a photo of the sun and the full moon together that won't be seen again until 2035, as seen below?

Oak kisses by Bess Hamiti on 500px.com

"Oak Kisses" by Bess Hamiti

Naah!

This photo has been 'borrowed' by some on social media with the claim that it was taken by a German photographer with 16 cameras, and he had to wait for 62 days for some reason, and it "can be only seen again in 2035." 


It's impossible for the sun and the full moon to be on the same side of the sky, as explained in this Spanish article. The full moon has to be on the opposite side of the sky - when it's on the same side of the sky it's the new or dark moon. The photo was made from three separate images of the sun, the moon and the trees by Bess Hamiti, who is a photographer but not German, using Photoshop, as he explains in this video:


Hamiti uses the same pair of trees in other photo composites seen in his gallery.