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by midtskogen
12 Jun 2018 12:00
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 208
Views: 36611

Unusual weather

As you say, thunderstorms are common in that area during summer, but that looks intense.  I'm going to the Holesov area next month, which looks like pretty much ground zero of that storm.
by midtskogen
08 Jun 2018 22:35
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 208
Views: 36611

Unusual weather

After an extremely hot May Scandinavia is now divided.  Still mostly very warm in the south, and cold in the Norway with snow even at sea level.  Which isn't unheard of in June, but quite unusual for many days in row as now.  Oslo has seen temperatures between 2 and 32C so far in June, either end qu...
by midtskogen
03 Jun 2018 13:36
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 234
Views: 40744

Show off your work

Bigger scale (aragoscope):
by midtskogen
01 Jun 2018 12:56
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 208
Views: 36611

Unusual weather

I recorded just 32% cloud cover in Oslo in May.  That's a lot of sun.  My heliograph looks like:
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And it's been hot for so long now that I can't quite believe that I did this in the forest outside Oslo exactly one month ago on 1st May.
by midtskogen
31 May 2018 13:08
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 208
Views: 36611

Unusual weather

Warmest May in Oslo for at least 150 years, by far.  My weather station has been running for 16 years.  The warmest May I had ever recorded, until this year, was 11.0 °C (the coldest 7.0 °C).  The mean for May this year just in: 14.9 °C, shattering the previous record by almost 4 degrees.  Wow.  Yes...
by midtskogen
30 May 2018 21:58
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 234
Views: 40744

Show off your work

Yes, maybe we need an "optimal climate" thread.  It sounds like what you want is the dewpoint to be fairly stable throughout the year, and to that I agree.  I prefer the dewpoint to stay below 10 °C and above 15 it's really uncomfortable.  It shouldn't be too low either.  If the dewpoint g...
by midtskogen
30 May 2018 11:20
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 234
Views: 40744

Show off your work

On Hawaii you would of course work at some observatory at the Mauna Kea summit periodically, and that way get the 25C seasonal variation... I'll have a couple of days off in California at the very end of June, and I'm considering driving from SF to Death Valley and back (as if the trip to Madras was...
by midtskogen
30 May 2018 03:40
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 234
Views: 40744

Show off your work

20597 20°C difference between seasons instead of >30°C For that you can either move closer to the equator, or to a place mostly surrounded by the ocean.  Where I live the warmest month is about 15 °C and the coldest -5 °C, so we have that 20 °C variation.  Near you, Cape Cod should offer the same v...
by midtskogen
26 May 2018 13:59
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 234
Views: 40744

Show off your work

A nice sun pillar at sunset just after 22:00 tonight:
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by midtskogen
26 May 2018 06:08
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 234
Views: 40744

Show off your work

I'm happy for the changing seasons.  I think that if the days were all the same, life would be duller.  Being used to highly variable seasons, living near the equator would make me miss the changes. I've only spent one winter and summer in northern Norway, and while the midnight sun was a nice break...
by midtskogen
23 May 2018 03:49
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 234
Views: 40744

Show off your work

The nights are short and only bright stars are visible at night here now.  Still, some meteors can be seen.  I got this shot last night.
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by midtskogen
21 May 2018 03:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 348
Views: 31820

Science and Astronomy Videos

Popular science of 1957 (the first 17 minutes can be skipped).
by midtskogen
21 May 2018 03:31
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 712
Views: 84403

Totally off-topic thread

I once went to the end of the lava flow during an eruption of Etna.  The sound of an eruption is amazing.  Like the entire mountain was breathing and panting.
by midtskogen
13 May 2018 08:23
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 991
Views: 86451

Science and Astronomy Questions

We may ask more or less the same question without having to use portals.  If we're at a distance above the event horizon of a black hole and drop one bullet at fire another at great speed, would the fired bullet cross the event horizon at a greater speed?  Though counter intuitive, no that's impossi...
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