Our new, near 360° SkyCam, housed at the Unversity of St Andrews, went live today. This unique camera provides full-dome images of the sky over St Andrews, both day and night.
As the camera is sensitive in the Near Infrared (NIR) spectrum, it is possible to ascertain cloud cover, even at night.
Shortly after dusk, the camera will automatically switch to "night mode", where high gain is applied to the image sensor, to increase the definition of night time cloud cover. Shortly before dusk, the camera will return to "day mode".
The images may be slightly under / over exposed, during the transition period between modes.
We hope you enjoy this new addition to FifeWeather.co.uk.