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9 September 2020

Sunrise was at 6:45 this morning. This shot was taken over an hour later and, as we write this at 8:10 a.m., the sky has gotten so dark we can't photograph it. It's like an eclipse has blocked out the sun.

Darkness After Dawn. This was the scene at 550 feet elevation this morning before heavy smoke turned the sky too dark to photograph.

But it isn't an eclipse. It's smoke. That's what is giving the usually wispy white fog an amber tint. The funny thing is that PurpleAir monitors in the neighbor measure the particulates in the air as only Moderate to Good air quality because the smoke from fires in the north is sitting above the fog.

Good weather for wearing masks, it would seem.

The Bunker. We took a break at 9:30 a.m. this morning in the bunker to grab this shot of the darkness.

In San Francisco we've seen and inhaled the effect of the state's severe wildfires before, of course. But this is the first time the lights have gone out.

It may be time to start holding our breath.

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