Friday, December 21, 2018

Is it Fall or Is It Winter? #SkywatchFriday

Today is the last Skywatch Friday post of the fall and the first of winter.

We have no idea if it is fall or winter.  Today, we are supposed to get a lot of rain, with record highs.  Yet, a couple of days ago, it got down to 14 degrees F (-10C).
There is something magical about the time around sunrise, whenever the sky is clear here in upstate New York.  Those days are precious and few, and are celebrated, such as this sunrise yesterday.

I wasn't in time for sunset, and didn't get the best of it.
A few minutes later, the red had faded to yellow (the light in the middle is a streetlight).

But sometimes, when it is almost night in a major city, the sky can be just as fascinating.   Not only that, cityscapes can be the most fascinating of all.

Even in New York City, you can get fascinating sky shots.  Maybe, especially, in New York City.

These two photos of the Empire State Building in fog were taken by a blogger, Bonnie, who blogs at a blog called Frogma, and I use these photos with her permission.  I grew up in New York City but haven't seen Manhattan at night in many years.
I invite you to read the Frogma blog to see different views of New York City that the average tourist would never dream of.  Like the post featuring these photos.

Maybe one day I'll see New York City in the holiday dark once again. Until then, I'll enjoy the skies of upstate New York just fine.

Join Yogi and the other bloggers who watch the sky each Friday at #SkywatchFriday.


  1. Saturday night should be a full moon- time to crank up your camera for skywatch night views!

  2. Wow, Bonnie got some great photos. I love how she captured the fog. You really do need to come down here as soon as you can manage it.

  3. The everchanging sky is fascinating no matter where you are!
    We have drizzling rain today with temps in the mid-40s, but warmer and sunny predicted for our family Christmas party tomorrow at my niece's house.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Happy Solstice and thanks for the share!

    60 degrees here in NYC today, wet and rainy and windy so I'm hunkered down at home - but I've got the window cracked open and am loving the fresh air!

  5. Pretty skies. We've had some good ones here too. Funny about your mixed up weather. Happy Holidays!!

  6. I think I enjoy your pictures of the sky at daybreak the most because I'm rarely up to appreciate it myself.
    And I was on Bonnie's blog today!

  7. Thanks for your comment on my post. Sunrises and sunsets are always great to see, wherever you are.

  8. And I'll enjoy those skies, too. Through you! :)


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