9Weather and Atmospheric Science

Experienced landscape astrophotographers understand the weather. Crystal clear skies set the stage for luminous nightscapes. Just the right amount of cloud cover can produce stunning sunset and sunrise images. Treacherous weather, on the other hand, can range from inconvenient to life threatening.

You can learn to plan your trips and venture into the field with confidence by understanding how and why specific weather patterns develop. Here, we will review the weather basics needed for successful nightscape sessions. We will explore the different types of cloud patterns you will encounter and what they mean. We ...

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