The majority of our greatest inventions have come from observing and duplicating Nature.
For instance,the shape of all airplane wings come directly from the shape of a birds wing! The leading edge is rounded. Air flows over the top edge faster then the bottom edge. Creating a lower pressure on top,which in turn creates lift…..flight!
The reason why some planes leave a Con Trail,(condensation) is the temperature difference. Hot engine air ,hits the cold air outside air. Simple as that.(high humidity)
When you go out in the winter time ,you can see your breath in the air. Same thing. Warm air meets cold air.
When you see a plane and there is no Con trail behind it,it means that the surrounding air is warmer.(lower humidity)
I almost missed this. I was looking towards the western horizon and this guy was coming up from the SE behind me.
The full moon is coming up. I think the best opportunity to shoot the moon is going to be on April 26.(Monday) The moon rises at 6:57 pm and the sun sets at 8:33 pm. That gives you 96 minutes in between. The next day,Tuesday the 27th has the moon rising at 8:18pm and the sun sets 17 minutes later at 8:35pm. Thats too late to get anything. By the time the moon has cleared the horizon,the sun will be gone.
Remember that these times are for Tofino only. You have to calculate your Lat. and Long. Go to the “Farmers Almanac ” site and go to the Sun/Moon . You can plug in your location and figure it out. However,you know that the difference is only going to be a few minutes here or there.
Of course if it’s raining out,your screwed. There’s only 12 times a year that you can shoot the moon and half of those are usually no good because of inclement weather.
Take advantage of it if you can!
UPDATE: I’m writing this now on Tuesday the 27th. The clouds were out,so I wasn’t! This is another full moon that will have to wait for next month………