African dust?

  1. tbagg35
    tbagg35
    My local weather here said it was gonna be hazy yesterday and through weekend due to african dust. Was anyones viewing hurt by this? My skies were amazing last night best overall seeing I think I've ever had. Saw deatails on moon I've never seen before at 300x
  2. Makuser
    Makuser
    Hi Terry. I remember many years ago, this weather condition happened here in Florida. High winds had blown sand from Western Sahara and carried it across the Atlantic Ocean towards Florida here. I saw a light brown haze in the sky, low to the eastern horizon in the early morning sky. I have never seen it again since. It seems that all I see lately are rain clouds. I did have a great sky when I went out the other morning at 6am to view the last ISS fly by, and had I known that it was going to be so good, I would have gone out at 2am with a scope. I hope that you continue to enjoy some decent skies, and best of regards.
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