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Re: If it rains a lot on Oct. 27

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avatar If it rains a lot on Oct. 27
October 14, 2011 07:32AM
Plugging in some sunset values into Stellarium for Yosemite Valley

Firefall (Horsetail Fall) date of Feb. 14, 2012, sunset at 17:31:47, sun sets at azimuth 253 degrees, 33 minutes 41 seconds

Backing up to Oct. 27, 2011, sunset at 18:01:29, sun sets at azimuth 253 degrees, 33 minutes, 17 seconds

So if it rains a lot or snows and then melts on Oct 27 and sun peeks out just before sunset, shouldn't there be a firefall? Or is there another factor in this equation
Re: If it rains a lot on Oct. 27
October 14, 2011 07:51AM
I believe you are correct. You can have a "firefall" in the Fall.
avatar Re: If it rains a lot on Oct. 27
October 14, 2011 07:54AM
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Vince
So if it rains a lot or snows and then melts on Oct 27 and sun peeks out just before sunset, shouldn't there be a firefall? Or is there another factor in this equation


We've covered this before:
The solar conditions for the Horsetail Firefall are roughly symmetric around the Winter Solstice.
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,22490,22683#msg-22683



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/2011 08:04AM by szalkowski.
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