Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Clear cold conditions greet lunar eclipse

It was a clear and cold evening in Winnipeg for tonight's lunar eclipse, with temperatures of -26C and southerly winds of 30 km/h producing a wind chill near -40. Not the most ideal night to be outside, but the sky was nice and clear to view the eclipse between 8 and 10 pm. Here's a nice shot of the moon in total eclipse mode taken from downtown Winnipeg tonight..


  1. I have just added some pictures to my website and was wondering if someone could explain one to me. Here is the link:

    If you scroll down to the bottom of the page there is a picture of the backside of a squall line. There appears to be a "cloud made of fog" right up against the ground. I tried to describe it as best I could but was wondering if someone knew the actual phenomenon that made something like this occur?

  2. Scott..

    That looks like scud cloud to me.. formed when a layer of warm moist air rises into a layer of cooler air near the surface, often from a downdraft, and condenses into a horizontal layer of cloud like that.

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