Monday, August 26, 2013

Rim Fire Closes Areas of Yosemite National Park

At 10:41 am this morning Yosemite National Park distributed a map of closed areas within the park, generally north of CA-120 and east of Glen Aulin, as shown on this map:

Details of the Yosemite National Park closures may be found at:

On Twitter Cal Fire sent out a tweet on current conditions this morning at 7:35 am:

[update] near (Tuolumne County) is now 149,780 acres & 15% contained.

Cal Fire's page for incident updates is found at:

The latest Cal Fire map color-coded to show daily progress of the fire is available at:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013

Perseid Meteor Shower August 2013:

Don't watch in this tiny window though... start it, then click "watch on YouTube" at the bottom, then the little gear icon to make it go 1080p or 720p HD, then click on the icon to make it go full screen.  Enjoy!

I have a copy on Vimeo as well in case you might like to compare the two:

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013 from Jeff Sullivan on Vimeo.

Watch this in 720P or 1080P HD resolution. Over six minutes of footage from recent nights in 2013 during the Perseid Meteor Shower. The slower, mostly horizontal lights are airplanes. The brief flashes of mostly vertical streaks are the meteors (a few slower ones are satellites). Many meteors are faint, so you'll only see most of them if you follow the instructions above and change the viewing resolution to HD and expand the video full screen.
For the soundtrack, the timelapse video of the Perseid meteor shower is set to the InFiction String Remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance", as featured in the recent Kia commercial (used with permission).

All images © 2013 Jeff Sullivan. To license Perseid meteor shower or other time-lapse footage, please contact me. All unauthorized uses will be pursued.