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357 viewsL-R Shane Edmonston, Zach White, Dan Redmond, Ron Culver, George Thomas (hidden), George Cardenas and John Bartman discuss moving traffic onto Antenna #4.

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Taurid Meteor151 viewsTaurid Meteor shower. The Taurids are linked to debris from comet 2P/Enke, and roughly every 3 years there is an outburst as Earths orbit intersects the debris cloud. My WeatherCam captured this very bright Taurid Meteor.
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Griffith Park 3170 viewsIt's hard to imagine the skill and bravery of these pilots.
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Lowe Fire 2212 viewsA small brush fire in Altadena, CA yesterday was brought under control quickly by Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County Fire Crews. The "LOWE" fire was fought primarily from the air with the support of Camp Crews.
In this photo a Helicopter makes a water drop right over a Camp Crew working the fire below.

This photo was taken by my Daughter Whitney Westphal.

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Venus And A Young Moon175 viewsTaken 10/5/05
What a Beautiful Evening. High of 94.5 Degrees at my station today. Its 7:00 p.m. and it s still 78 degrees. Mild "Santa Ana conditions with winds out of the North at 10 MPH. The Moon is approximately 63 Hours old and is joined in the evening sky by Venus, The "Evening Star". A perfect photo opportunity.

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Full Moon175 viewsTaken 5/4/04 with a Canon Digital Rebel attached to a Celestron C5 Telescope. 1/640 sec, ISO 800.
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Hang On Baby166 viewsThis Dragon Fly had an attraction for the antenna on my Father-In-Laws car. Ti was nice of him to hold still for the photo. Taken with an Olympus C-5050Z
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Gold Dust Gecko187 viewsThe Gold Dust Day Gecko is a very colorful lizard that averages 4 to 5 inches in length. It's body is mostly bright green but you can see specks of gold color along it's back. The top of the eye is bright powder blue. This little guy was hanging out at our hotel in Keauhou. He was very friendly and let me get close enough for this picture.
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Comet Holmes1275 viewsComet Holmes, normally only visible with the aid of telescopes has suddenly become brighter after emitting a large dust cloud. Now usually somewhat visible with the naked eye, it is definitely visible with binoculars.


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Fire1530 viewsThe glow from a small brush fire near the top of Lake Avenue can be seen on the right side of this image. Living along the foothills, we are always alert to fires. The sirens woke us up and we went up the street to watch. Quick work from the Los Angeles County Fire Department had the fire under control quickly.
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Low Clouds1220 viewsLow clouds moved in this evening. Gave an eerie look to the WeatherCam images.
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Geminids #2718 viewsAs mentioned in the earlier photo, I had the WebCam set up to capture an image every minute. This is the second Geminid Meteor I captured. This one was in the early morning hours and the radiant had risen high in the sky and the metoer is going almost straight down in the middle of the image.
(14 votes)
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