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“Doge Weather” – So Wow, Such Inform!

I’m not one of those people tired of the “doge” meme from 2013. Some creative types have made “Doge Weather”  – the famous DOGE will give you a weather status, of sorts.

Check out these screen shots of the fun:

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Scandinavian Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights Webcams & Photos

UPDATE MARCH 8, 2014: An updated and more thorough aurora webcam list is here: https://cousinbelles.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/aurora-borealis-northern-lights-feb-18th-2014

Hey everybody, there’s a light show going on as we speak! Solar flares might be responsible for this latest and brightest phenomenon.

Since my last post about the Northern Lights, I wanted to give you a website for checking out Scandinavian webcams: http://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/auroral-activity/webcams. Go now!!

It’s a page that shows webcams from Norway, Finland and Sweden – if you “scroll” through the webcams starting with the first one at the top (use the left and right arrow buttons), I noticed that the webcams start cycling through automatically. That said, you should know that sometimes the webcams are covered in clouds, snow, or moonlight, so auroras aren’t always visible. But when they are, they’re spectacular!

This is a webcam screen shot I took Feb 6th from Tromsø, Norway – check out the neon green  (I think it’s an antenna in the center):

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And now check out from tonight (Feb 7th), just a few minutes ago:

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And even one in Anderes, Norway:

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In order to see where Auroras are most likely, check out this NOAA page for an updated map that refreshes every 30 seconds.

Chesapeake Freeze-up

My area is looking like this also…and more snow is coming soon!

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My in-laws are out-of-town (they live a mile away from us on the bay) and we’re caring for their dog every day.  This morning we walked over to the bay side (we live on the creek side) and took Savannah (the dog) out for her walk.  I captured a few images of the bay this morning, because I’ve never seen this much ice out there.  I’ve heard stories of the “old days” when the bay would freeze right across, and now that we’ve experienced this cold snap I realize how cold for how long that would take.  Maybe the world is getting warmer.  Regardless, here are the photos – several taken from the vantage point of upstairs at my in-laws.  Oh – it was 5 degrees F this morning at 0730. . .

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These photos were taken with my wife’s point-&-shoot Sony HX7V.  I’ve done quite a bit of post-processing…

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