posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 09:31 PM
I read this interesting article today about a web designer who decided to set up a camera to take a picture of the New York sky every five minutes.
The image is then pixelized to blend all of the colors into a representative color block (you can click on each enlarged block to see the actual
picture and date/time stamp) and a daily chronological collage is created.
A Site Dedicated to the Color of the New York City Sky
Every five minutes, NSKYC, a site by web designer Mike Bodge, updates with a new snapshot of the average color of the city's sky at that moment. It
may sound mundane, but the result is actually fascinating and beautiful. The page has been dominated by varying shades of gray today, but scroll down
to the early morning hours to find vibrant blues around 5 a.m., or skip past the black of night for yesterday evening's maroon sunset.
The full article from NYMag, along with the web designer's comments, can be found
My first thought was "cool idea" and then I started remembering some of the recent threads here on ATS where many of us have commented that the sky
seems to have changed over the years and doesn't appear to be the same clear blue color we remember from our semi-distant past. Well, this site will
let those interested to see how often the sky in NYC is blue and perhaps it can, over time, put our questions to rest.
This will link you directly to the website nskyc.com
. I'll check back every few days and comment on how often (or not)
the sky is truly blue. Enjoy!!