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Belt of Venus

Belt of Venus

It’s going to be a beautiful day.

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Morning Belt of Venus

Morning Belt of Venus

What a gorgeous morning! It was cloudy when I was out with the dog this morning, so I didn’t think the sky would be very interesting when the sun came up, but I was wrong.

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The View from the Break Room

Belt of Venus from the Break Room

I like to take sunrise photos from the break room. No one is in there early in the morning, so I can turn off the lights. But the western view isn’t as good. The building and trees block most of the sky. No construction cranes visible from this window, either.

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Belt of Venus

Belt of Venus with a Band of Clouds

This was the view to the west this morning, just before the sun rose. A thin band of clouds intensified the pink of the Belt of Venus.

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Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow from Wells Library #rainbow #doublerainbow #atmosphericoptics #sky #skies #indianaskies #bloomington #iubloomington #indianauniversity #lookup

On my way to work this morning, I saw an enormous flash of cloud-to-cloud lightning in the western sky. And then, after the sun rose, there was a gorgeous double rainbow. The sky in the west was still dark with storm clouds, but the sun was shining brightly on the buildings, and off in the distance there were occasional streaks of lightning.

Not a bad way to start the day.

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Construction Crane with Belt of Venus

Construction Crane from Wells Library #iu #indianaskies #indianauniversity #iubloomington

Happy Tuesday! The rain has finally ended, and the sky is clear and beautiful. So clear, in fact, that the temperature dropped overnight. I had to scrape frost off my car windows this morning.

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Morning Belt of Venus

Belt of Venus and New Ductwork

It was about 5F at 5:30 this morning, when I left for work. There wasn’t much frost on my car windows, but what there was was stuck on with super glue. It took me almost 20 minutes to get everything scraped. And then, even though I’d started the car and had the heater cranked all the way up, there was still frost on the inside of my windshield.

Ick.

And then the sun came up and everything was forgiven. What a gorgeous sky!

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Belt of Venus from the Colonnade

Belt of Venus from the Colonnade

This was yesterday morning, from the colonnade in front of the library. Every morning I take a moment to enjoy the patch of sky framed between the building and the columns.

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Morning Belt of Venus

Belt of Venus

There were clouds along the western sky this morning, and the tops of them reflected the tail end of the sunrise while the Belt of Venus glowed the cloud cover. The combination produced a pink glow that was much more intense than you’d see from just the Belt of Venus itself.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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Ice on Raspberry Canes

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Morning Belt of Venus

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Blue Sky

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