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Big Dipper Communications | by victorvonsalza
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Big Dipper Communications

It was unbelievably foggy Wednesday night and with 11pm weatherman forecasting dense fog into the morning feeling too tired to head out right then, and wanting to get some more twilight along with the fog, I set my alarm for 4:30 am.

 

In the morning the fog was even denser, and at home (elevation 400+') no stars were visible in the sky at all. As I headed over the hill towards downtown the fog thinned and the sky became visible; so I headed up to Council Crest to see how dense and extensive the fog was and how bright the stars might be.

 

As I walked up towards CC the moon cast my shadow on the street ahead of me, and the lights of Beaverton were almost completely obscured/darkened by the layer of dense fog. While the lights from downtown Portland glowed brightly thru a less dense layer of fog illuminating a broken layer of mid level clouds as they rushed by overhead, the lights on and below the communications tower nicely light painted the trees surrounding the tower. Get dark adapted, view large on gray. N42270

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Taken on January 27, 2011