I've never been very good with Cyrillic. My dad was a research chemist at the Rock Island Arsenal, he taught himself Russian so he could read the Russian Journals during the Cold War.
Contrails are back in Los Angeles.
We didn't see the conditions for contrail formation until about 3:00 pm, a little farther north in Bakersfield, it wasn't until around 5 that we had persistence, it made for a nice sunset. It was sad to see so many threads like this throughout the day.Here's a panorama view of that contrail. The sun was in the south, the shadow was in the north. So it's rather unintuitive as to why it casts a shadow. This is why you get people saying "it's not a shadow, it was nowhere near the sun".
And a video
Today at 14:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time, USA) which is currently -7UTC.
Out at the pool...seated, facing approximately North-by-Northeast...first 3 in succession, left-to-right (no wide-angle lens). Geographical coordinates are roughly 33°.76"N 118°.36"W:
(Aw, "SNAP"! Sorry everyone. I tried to upload directly from my digital Sony camera. What went wrong?).
Hawaii traffic has always made the most interesting contrail over Los Angeles.
I was at my son's soccer practice yesterday...[snip]...And then "poof" they were gone in an instant
You're in New Jersey, right? Assuming you mean Tuesday evening, then the conditions looked ideal for contrails. This snapshot is 5pm Eastern time:I was at my son's soccer practice yesterday and the contrails were amazing. The longest I've ever seen them. From horizon to horizon. I couldn't capture the full effect because the sun was setting in the direction of the contrails. Soccer practice is an hour and a half long, and the contrails were persistent almost the entire time. One minute they were there and that at roughly 1 and 20 minutes they just disappeared. I turned my back to push my daughter on the swing, and then it was gone all in a matter a few minutes.
Sorry about the broken external images. The photos do open when you click on the links. I'm pretty new at this uploading photos stuff, and I wish I knew how to make a collage showing the progression of the contrails forming and persisting
[Broken links removed]
Right above my head it was blue skies, and planes were flying over head as well. They produced contrails that lasted only seconds. But to the west over the tree line is were the contrails were persisting for almost the entire length of my sons soccer practice (1hr 30 min). One minute they were there, and the next minute poof they were gone. Sorry if some of the above photos are out of order, I tried uploading them originally and then deleted them from my phone after doing so. So I had no reference besides the file I created..You're in New Jersey, right? Assuming you mean Tuesday evening, then the conditions looked ideal for contrails. This snapshot is 5pm Eastern time:
There was a wedge of cold and moist air coming down from the north over the Eastern US at that time.
(Maps from http://www.instantweathermaps.com/)
Sorry if this post is not strictly on topic. Maybe we need a thread devoted to correlating contrail pics with weather conditions?
nice photos. I don't know if I would call that horizon to horizon though (I've always wondered with all our trees and mountains/hills, how one figures out where the horizon really is!)circled the location of where I live below from the weather map you attached above. I'm assuming the contrails formed right on the border where the light green meets the dark green. I was looking west, from the Jersey shore (about 10 miles in land) in Manahawkin NJ. But there was actually a patch of clear blue sky right over my head in these photos. It was between 530pm and 700pm
On October 12, 2014 at about 18:10 BST these three guys flew from the north right above my head and turned toward London. Unfortunately, they hid behind the clouds before I got my camera.
They did not show on FR24 and probably were military aircraft, despite flying in the airspace usually used by passenger jets. Later I found on Flickr other photographs of apparently the same planes taken in Lincolnshire (?)
and Southeast London
Update: I've asked the author of the former, it actually was taken near Stansted Airport, half way between my location and London.
The sun made it hard to see because I couldn't zoom in. The contrail did cover the entire "line of sight" though from left to right. There were trees to the right and the photos I took didn't really show the contrail in great detail. So lets say it was about 80 to 90% of the horizon. Still though, it was the longest contrail I've ever seen, and it persisted for over an hour, and then just vanished in the blink of an eye. Really cool... I wish I knew how to time lapse them to give it a better effect. I ended up taking close to 40 photos of it..nice photos. I don't know if I would call that horizon to horizon though (I've always wondered with all our trees and mountains/hills, how one figures out where the horizon really is!)
Looking at the tracks of those flights, the planes must have been round about 60 miles (100km) from you at the closest, possibly a bit more.Here's a photo I took through my windscreen last night - the a/c is highlighted because it's a bit indistinct - but this is Air NZ flight ANZ548 flying Christchurch - Auckland at about 07.45pm local time shot from Lower Hutt - facing west - so it is flying over the South Taranaki Bight to the west of Wellington.
The point here is that this aircraft has left a persistent contrail ("top one" to the left), and is currently leaving a non-persistent one - it is a multi-tasking chemtrailer!!
The 2nd persistent contrail on the left (the "bottom" one) was probably left by ANZ674 which flew by 30 minutes earlier from Dunedin to Auckland.