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    Re: Unusual Sun
    From: Bill Ritchie
    Date: 2020 Jan 1, 17:35 +0000
    Take care with UV, David. Depending on dust particle size, visible light can be filtered but UV may not. I once got bad sunburn playing golf in Dubai when the sun was hardly discernible. Eyes are precious!
    Bill Ritchie.

    On Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 4:47 PM David C <NoReply_DavidC@fer3.com> wrote:

    My wife told me to look outside at the sun. It was a yellow disc with a very sharp edge. There is high cloud. Usually when I see the sun in misty weather the image is fuzzy. This was very sharp and I could look at it and take a photo without shades. 20 minutes  later the image was still very sharp but was red.

    I wonder if smoke from the Australian bush fires is creating a filter?  Smoke is covering the South Island and it may have made its way north.  It is as though I am looking hrough my sextant with a shade down.

    If the sun's altitude had been higher mabe I should have got out my AH and taken a sight?

    0625 2020/1/1  UTC 

    Sun's alt by phone app  14.5 degrees

    Azimuth 252 degrees

    Will keep an eye on the sun tomorrow and maybe (carefully) take some sights without shades.


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