Each week on the blog, I’ll pick one viewer photo for the #SkyCandy of the Week award. The prize? Pride! Astronomy typically takes a back seat during the Monsoon. For John Sirlin, the clouds broke up enough to snag quite a pairing: a dust storm & the Milky Way!
Photographer: John Sirlin
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Date taken: July 31st, 2016
That’s what he said:
Sunday’s haboob was the second to roar through Pinal County in three days. John’s keen weather eye spotted the potential earlier that morning in one of the computer models we use.