Friday, March 27, 2020

Sun halo and brilliant sunset

It's been a strange journey as of late.  I've transitioned to an online teacher, everyone is home, and we are on a strange lockdown where we still see a lot of traffic outside and everyone seems outside walking their dogs.  It's been nice except for burning in the Flint Hills where a front brought smoke fully into town.  It was bad enough that last night while placing a screen protector on a new phone, I kept having specks of ash get underneath the cover.

I've been flying the drone while trying to keep a respectable distance from people.

On March 21st, high-level cirrus clouds caused a halo around the sun.
 With the aforementioned smoke in the air and a front coming into town gave a fairly intense sunset.  Smoke laid a haze off to the west of town.