After 92 consecutive days of 70 degrees and above high temperature at Portland Airport ending on Sept. 16, the weather made a hard switch to winter.
Ah petrichor, the scent of freshly fallen rain after a long, dry absence. The rain returns.
Smoke from regional fires filled the sky, making the moon appear as a faint red dot.
The setting sun gives a blood red appearance as it filters through the smoky sky.
Ash from nearby wildfires fell from the sky in the Portland metropolitan area on Labor Day.
The sun rises above Eric’s Market in the Ardenwald neighborhood in Milwaukie, Oregon, on the morning of August 22, 2017.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse passed through Oregon and the rest of the United States. Read more about my experience, observations, and see the photos of this rare astronomical event.