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Lightning 9/4/20112034 viewsOur hair was standing on end as we were finishing our dinner. I grabbed the Camera and Tripod and set up for some long time exposures. This bolt of Lightning seen looking South with the Cabana in the foreground.

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ISS 9-11-2015 2033 viewsAnother nice pass of the International Space Station caught early this morning. It was passing overhead from NW to NNE. Magnitude of brightness was -2.4

One of the Altadena WeatherCam's regular viewers, Leo, saw this and alerted me to the image. Thanks Leo!
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Sunset Ridge2028 viewsSunday, 1:00 PM, the Fire continues it's assault up the back side of Sunset Ridge. Here, the fire is burning along the path of the Mount Lowe Motorway (Sunset Ridge).
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Manhattan Beach Pier2028 viewsTaken 12/20/05
Several storms out in the Pacific were beginning to affect Northern California with heavy rain. These same storms were causing heavy surf all along the coast. A large west-northwest swell continued to affect the outer coastal waters of Southern California today. Breakers of 8 to 12 feet, with locally higher sets, pounded the coastline. Here you see the waves crashing against the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier
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Dumont Moon2027 viewsThe Full Moon was rising over the Sand Dunes. Temperatures were in the 70's with a moderate Northerly Wind. You can see the sand blowing off of the tops of the Dunes.
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Firehawk Drop2027 viewsL.A. County Firehawk makes a drop along Sunset Ridge.
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2024 viewsMay 17 2013. The bear definitely looks like it's been taking dips neighbor's pool at the end of the street.
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2023 viewsNestled in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, CA lies the Triunfo Pass Satellite Earth Station.
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Goldfields Dune2022 viewsThe desert floor at Dumont Dunes is blanketed with Goldfields. March 2005 was an exceptional year for desert wildflowers.
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2018 viewsThe hills around the Earth Station were covered with a variety of wildflowers of different types and colors.

This is called Purple Nightshade
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Malealuca2012 viewsLooks like it's related to the Bottle Brush plant. Beautiful purple bloom. Take at San Clement State Beach Campground.
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