Photo: Thanksgiving Sunset

Taken from the front door of my brother-in-law’s house. Pretty sure those are stratocumulus clouds. Click photo to embiggen it.

Trivia: my son’s first model rocket launch landed the rocket into the top of that tree you see on the right.

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3 thoughts on “Photo: Thanksgiving Sunset”

  1. Ed Hurst

    Yep, looks like stratocumulus to me. I can’t even count how many model rockets I lost, but I know that Estes Industries got a major portion of my youthful income.


    1. Jay Post author

      We have an Estes rocket, too. After I put it together I wondered how such a flimsy thing could hold together (pun?), but it did. We’ve launched it a dozen or so times and it’s like new.


  2. Ed Hurst

    I’ve seen the recent kits; they are much simpler than the ones I used to assemble when I was a kid. Fragile, indeed, but capable of stable ascent at close to 400 MPH. I got as far as launching a 3-stage and a twin-engine, built my own launcher, and even designed my own rockets. Paper and balsa can do some amazing things.


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