Three-Years Ago (07-November-2012) — New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Day 9

It had been several days post Hurricane Sandy. Many folks were still without power, but PSE&G and the tree folks were in the neighborhood working. I ran out of propane in my RV for the generator, and the local place where I would have gone to have it refilled didn’t have power. The same was true with the local the gas stations — so I couldn’t refill the car with gas or the RV with diesel. At the end of the day it started snowing, and the power went out again.  I got my sleeping bag out and pretended I was camping in my house.


Five-Years Ago (07-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Astronomy in New Jersey: The Solar Disk

Not many (or any) sunspots. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and Questar 3.5″ telescope (with a solar filter) [ISO 400, ~1600 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec].

Image of the Sun using a Questar Telescope (David J Mathre)
Image of the Sun using a Questar Telescope (David J Mathre)