Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blue Sky to Smoky Sky

While it was another beautiful, windy, hot sunny day, at around 6 PM a wave of smoke from distant forest fires blew into the eastern end of the Bella Coola Valley.  There must have been slight outflow winds above 5000 feet because it was still blowing westerly wind when the smoke blew over from the east. Unfortunately some clouds formed or showed up about the same time which is going to make viewing the Perseid meteor shower very challenging in the Bella Coola Valley - it's already difficult enough star gazing in the valley because of the narrow field of view we have due to the high mountains, but it appears what's left of the sky tonight won't be too helpful for viewing.  Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. I watched the beginning of the Perseids last night (Aug.12) in beautiful night skies in W. Colorado (USA). I saw only 5 meteorites, but 2 were stunners. I watched for about 45 minutes around 10 pm. Hoping for more tonight. Hope your watch is fruitful, nothing like seeing a beautiful meteorite.