forest fire sun

by underswansea

RCE_8724The sun taken at sunset through forest fire smoke. Sunspot AR2665 can be seen on the face of the sun (the treetop can be used as a pointer). 

There are several forest fires burning around us, but none as large as in many parts of British Columbia.

Depending on wind conditions it can get smokey. The smoke turns the sun red and sheds a hot shaded light on the garden, everything appears flat, kind of like those old Godzilla movies with painted backdrops.

We had some rain the other night, but not much. The campfire ban is on. Hopefully we can get through the season without much damage.