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The Flare and the Galaxy
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Mark
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150902.html

Is this person throwing a lightning bolt? No. Despite appearances, this person is actually pointing in the direction of a bright Iridium flare, a momentary reflection of sunlight off of a communications satellite in orbit around the Earth. As the Iridium satellite orbits, reflective antennas became aligned between the observer and the Sun to create a flash brighter than any star in the night sky. Iridium flares typically last several seconds, longer than most meteors. Also unlike meteors, the flares are symmetric and predictable. The featured flare involved Iridium satellite 15 and occurred over southern Estonia last week. In this well-planned image, a spectacular night sky appears in the background, complete with the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy running vertically up the image center.
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Only sent 45 mins shooting and caught 4 on camera. This was the best one. #Perseids  
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Tonight's Waxing Gibbous moon over Charlotte. #moon   #astrophotography   #dslr   #canon  
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Large #tornado that touched down just outside of Monmouth, IL this evening.... photo from Kholby Martin
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#Merica...... wait what? You lazy crow get off my back! 
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Meteorologist
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Operational forecasting, social media, radar interpretation and severe weather analysis, WSI TruVU Max, Storm Chasing, Severe Weather Training.
Employment
  • NBC Charlotte
    Chief Meteorologist, 2003 - present
  • WWL-TV New Orleans, LA
    Weekend Meteorologist, 1999 - 2003
  • WGKI-TV Traverse City, MI
    Chief Meteorologist, 1998 - 1999
  • WKEF-TV Dayton, OH
    Morning Meteorologist, 1997 - 1998
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Charlotte, NC
Previously
Copley, Ohio - New Orleans, LA - Columbus, OH - Cadillac, MI - Charlotte, NC
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Chief Meteorologist at NBC Charlotte WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC
Introduction
I'm the Chief Meteorologist at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC. I'm a proud weather and tech geek. So expect lots of weather, science and tech stuff posted from this account.

My Work Website is http://www.wcnc.com/


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Married and father of one son and one daughter. Proud Buckeye and suffering Cleveland sports fan.
Education
  • The Ohio State University
    B.S Atmospheric Sciences, 1991 - 1997
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