Unseasonably Warm Temperatures, Domes and Dog Mushing

I have become very preoccupied with my new camera. It arrived a few days ago and it has been hard to put down. I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from the...

Oh man, have I been lazy

So the last three days have been pretty much spent doing nothing. Watched some DVD's, made it to the grocery store, played Carcassonne with Kate. We had a wonderful Christmas morning and day and have...

Happy Solstice!

The Tanana Valley and Denali just after the Solstice sunset. This was our shortest day of the year at 3 hours 41 minutes 22 seconds. Today will be 9 seconds longer, and in a about...

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, It’s December

Since I won't be posting much again until the semester is over, I thought it would be nice to post some photos daily on my flickr account. Just random stuff that goes on and that...

New Day

World daylight map from die.netSo, even though it's pretty dark in Fairbanks right now (sunrise to sunset for December 7th: 4h 12m 30s), because of the shallow angle that the Sun sets we get a...

Next Week and a Half

Just so you know, I probably won't post much in the next couple of weeks or so. Next week is finals week, and there's a lot of work and grading to wrap up. Check back...

Cold Snap

Sunrise with parhelia over Fairbanks.This time last week it was in the mid-thirties and raining. This morning it was thirty below zero. That's almost a 70 degree drop in temperature in a week!Around 1:00 pm...

Favorite not Totally Unscience Related Websites

Need to waste some time sitting out the most disgusting weather on the planet, otherwise known as 'just warm enough to not snow'?(1)     If you're wondering if the Large Hadron Collider has destroyed the world...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Icy conditions persist in Interior Alaska storm warning extended

Check out this picture in the News Miner this morning from Monday:Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Icy conditions persist in Interior Alaska storm warning extendedI worry that Kate and I brought some New England weather with...

Lazy, Snowy Saturday

It's been a long week, so now I'm just sitting around listening to music in our little cabin. I only get to see our home in the light of day on the weekends. The days...

Sundogs

Thanks Jason for the picture.Here I am with Manbharat outside the Reichardt Building posing in front of two fantastic sun dog/pillar rainbows. I've never seen any as extensive as this. The optical effects here in...

10,. . . 9, . . . 8, . . . 7, . . .

. . . 6, . . .It's a countdown alright, just like New Years except we're not counting down time, but degrees fahrenheit. This is kind of exciting. It's about to be 30 degrees colder...

Cold Snap

Tuesday's forecast looks grim. I'm pretty sure it's just a reality check to let us know that it is in fact winter in the interior of Alaska. Recently our lows have been around 10 [deg]...

Finally a Few Aurora Photos from Murphy Dome

I took a drive out to Murphy Dome earlier tonight to take some pictures. It was a little eerie walking around in the dark by myself on top of the dome. By eerie I mean...

This is What Our Cabin Looked Like Tonight

It was really pretty, so I took a picture. But then I came back inside. Because it is cold. The Sun rises a little after 9am, and sets before 4pm, but when it's clear and...

Nocturnal Visitor

This little guy came to our suet feeder tonight for a few minutes. He's a northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus yukonensis). It was a cute little thing with huge eyes. I've never seen one that...

Fairbanks, Alaska

Night view of Fairbanks from the top of Murphy Dome. Kate and I haven't spent a whole lot of time in Fairbanks since getting here. So, we thought it would be a good day to...

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