Sunrise and Airplanes

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After observing Saturn and Mercury, and the rest of the planets, with no luck to the comet, I got the chance to see a beautiful Sunrise over the valley.

Sunrise Nov-26-2013-1

At this time of the year, the Sun position with respect to the valley makes it rise relatively away from the nearby mountains.

Sunrise Nov-26-2013-2

By coincidence, an image of an airplane taking off was capture next to the disk of the Sun.

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Here the Sun alone above the horizon.

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Santa Susana Pass


Earth’s light bulb

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It looks like a light bulb. No filters were used. Sunspots were matched with other observatories data and they were: 1879, 1877, and 1875.


This image was taken on Oct – 23 – 2013 Sunset. The weather was very thick, and moist level was high. The mountain location in which the image was taken was around 2600 ft (~792 meters) about sea level, so the thick blanket was covering the city and the distance mountains. The mist worked as a filter, which made the Sun look dimmer, and more redder once it approaches the horizon, which makes it easier to observe the Sunspots, aside from the fact that the spot were in a considerable size at that day.

There was a hint of green rim and green flashes, but not big enough (or stayed long enough) to be capture with the camera.

Rocky peak, CA.



The Elusive Green

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It’s been a year since I capture one of the rarest phenomena in astronomy, so I challenged myself to capture the green flash exactly a year after the 1st time I got it on camera, just for the fun of it. Mission accomplished!!! And for the record, I got like 10 green flash sunsets since last year and now.


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This one taken on Oct-12-2013 sunset. Simi Valley, CA.