Hot Moon

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By John Wiley

Staying up late to watch the hills for any signs of fire Sunday night, we saw this ominous moon rising through smoke and shimmering heat waves.

A smoke map showed what the red was about, and our porch thermometer was still sizzling 92 to explain the shimmering.

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PitMix Sep 08, 2020 10:18 AM
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Cue the CCR music

taz Sep 07, 2020 07:35 PM
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I saw the "Hot Moon" too - so Red-Orange! It was surreal. Have never seen the moon reflect that color before. Strange to see how big an affect our smokes are having. Thanks for sharing the unique photo :)

a-1599628070 Sep 08, 2020 10:07 PM
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Smoke is from all over CA and other states. It reaches even more states. Check out satellite views. Lots of news to be found on Daniel Swain's Weather West site & twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Weather_West

a-1599545737 Sep 07, 2020 11:15 PM
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Eyes bloodshot from the smoke.

macpuzl Sep 07, 2020 09:21 PM
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The Moon was reflecting white sunlight, but the smoke in our atmosphere was scattering the shorter wavelengths, leaving the red light to get to your eye.

Minibeast Sep 07, 2020 08:18 PM
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*effect

John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 03:47 PM
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Current NWS for 101 @154 shows no suface wind from the North until 2am at 3kt, 78% humidity and 64f. I might get a better sleep tonight. `:}

Shasta Guy Sep 07, 2020 03:18 PM
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I sure hope the sundowners don’t kick in.

Shasta Guy Sep 07, 2020 03:00 PM
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It’s like a heat lamp shining down on us during the night. Maybe that’s why it was still 83F in the house this morning.

Shasta Guy Sep 07, 2020 08:02 PM
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That’s wild MM, and sorry to hear about those temps. These past couple nights remind me of visiting my grandpa’s farmhouse in Kansas in the summer. The only relief was an electric fan so old it could lop a child’s hand off.

MountainMan4865 Sep 07, 2020 05:44 PM
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83? Can we come to your house? It was 101 degrees in our house this morning. We're now at 105, down from 107 a few hours ago... inside. Our cats are angry and demanding answers.

John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 03:12 PM
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It was nearly calm 101 @ 154 at midnight and high 90s temp, then half an hour later a gentle East wind started and it dropped ten degrees. Still 80s when I felt safe enough to turn in at 2am. Hope we're so lucky tonight.

Searay Sep 07, 2020 02:55 PM
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Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

John Wiley Sep 07, 2020 03:14 PM
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Looked so weird we could hardly believe it. Looked more like a half-burnt out sun than moon due to the left edge shimmering in the heat waves when it first rose.

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