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by Watsisname
26 May 2020 00:30
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 350
Views: 78660

Unusual weather

33716 The best display here that I've seen was this: That's spectacular. I dream of seeing arcs near the anthelion, those seem so surreal... Here ice halos are somewhat common in spring and summer when we have high altitude crystal hazes, but usually it's just the 22° halo and parhelia. I once many...
by Watsisname
24 May 2020 16:04
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 350
Views: 78660

Unusual weather

Nice, thanks! I was first thinking of a pollen corona as well, since I didn't really know what else it could be. However, it lacks the more vivid colors and brightening around the Sun that is typical of corona. But when I searched around for info on smaller ice halos, I couldn't find anything, so I ...
by Watsisname
24 May 2020 07:16
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 407
Views: 94667

Show off your work

Ice halos! Here in Bellingham yesterday, with some more in the Unusual Weather Thread.

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by Watsisname
24 May 2020 07:03
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 350
Views: 78660

Unusual weather

midtskogen , I saw and photographed an amazing ice halo display here yesterday! We had the usual 22 degree halo, along with the upper/lower tangent arcs, and the parhelic circle (faintly). I suspect I may have also caught some of the less common halos like the 46 degree halo, or perhaps just the su...
by Watsisname
20 May 2020 17:24
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

33688 based on research from Columbia that UV-C light kills bacteria and viruses That's really not a new piece of science. The sterilizing effects of shortwave ultraviolet light have been known for a very long time. Photons in the UV-C range have high enough energy to be considered ionizing radiati...
by Watsisname
12 May 2020 00:39
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Saw this on the news tonight and thought it was an excellent read, aimed especially for the American audience with staying safe as things begin to reopen. The author is a comparative immunologist at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them
by Watsisname
09 May 2020 21:37
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

33583 Wat and others..... Cuomo's press conference from yesterday was highly interesting and very informative....I hope you and others get to see the video of it.  He mentioned that we are getting 600 new cases every day even with the shut downs in place. Yep, I saw, and it was a very good conferen...
by Watsisname
24 Apr 2020 16:15
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

33520 You leave out one important factor: Of all infected a small percentage get seriously ill and their survival highly depends on whether they get good treatment.  That's the whole point of the flatten the curve mantra.  Healthcare in Sweden is very good and hospitals have not been seriously over...
by Watsisname
24 Apr 2020 13:57
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

33509 The number of new cases in Norway and Sweden, even if you correct for roughly double the population in Sweden, is difficult to compare as the testing is different and many are asymptomatic.  It may well be possible that the cases in Sweden has passed the million mark, whereas in Norway it's j...
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2020 04:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 407
Views: 94667

Show off your work

Some nice sunset lighting on a low cloud layer yesterday. 

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by Watsisname
22 Apr 2020 16:22
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

33493 It's also very illustrative that the nations doing best are nations that took quick action, like South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Germany.  Sweden's outcome has been worse, and the UK even worse than that. Yes, another useful case study is to compare and contras...
by Watsisname
22 Apr 2020 01:40
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

There was a one hour special on PBS Frontline on the chain of events in the US's first outbreak in Washington State, and the interplay between state government and federal government response. Very well put together. Covering Coronavirus: A Tale of Two Washingtons - PBS How did the U.S. become the c...
by Watsisname
16 Apr 2020 14:28
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 8807

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

I've been following New York governor Andrew Cuomo's daily briefings for a while now, which have been truly fantastic. Today's briefing gave a good overview of the development of the plan to gradually transition New York and the surrounding states back to a full working economy. Qodndlj6UNQ This pro...