Would it take an act of Congress to get you out of bed in the morning to stargaze? Ok! The Energy Policy Act of 2005, section 110, does not require you to rise and shine before sunrise, but daylight time makes sunrises really late, from 7am to almost 7:30am by the end of October. (As… More Would it take an Act of Congress to get you out of bed in the morning to stargaze? Heads UP! for Early October –
The latest computer forecast models have cast their ballots for Hurricane Joaquin to move well out to sea, away from the US east coast. Let’s send our prayers for the people in parts of the Bahamas who have been in winds from a major hurricane for over a day now. But, wait, there’s more! For… More Joaquin to exit stage right, but winds, lots of rain
More details on the background and physics are in yesterday’s post, but last night’s runs of the US model, which was forecasting a direct hit on the Carolinas, is keeping Joaquin offshore. But don’t stop keeping an eye on this storm – still lots of moisture ahead of it and remember the reason the models… More Models trending toward an offshore track for Joaquin, but don’t look away yet
We got almost an inch of rain in two hours Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. That’s not Joaquin. Then, the tropical moisture plume reboots for over an inch of rain on Friday. That’s not Joaquin. Monday – rain likely – maybe that’s the long-awaited Joaquin making an appearance over us. Or, maybe just the first two. Meat… More Lots of Rain Comin’ – most not even from Joaquin
Tonight is the wonderful total lunar eclipse in Prime Time for the United States. No matter what the weather forecast, look outside tonight and give it a few minutes, at least, to see if the moon is visible. Any clouds may make it more artistic! This is an astronomical event for everyone of all ages… More Waiting for the Eclipse
A simmering storm to our south will finally wobble northward this weekend. We need the rain, but I want to see the total lunar eclipse sunday night! It should be beautiful, in prime time, so you don’t have to stay up too late! This full moon (and eclipse) occurs when the moon is nearest the… More Eclipse of the Eclipse?
At last week’s Sudden Star Party at Ward Pound Ridge Park, after sunset we saw sunbeams coming from the western sky, without any clouds in the sky. How can that happen? We noted the light and dark beams stretched across the sky and coming together at the opposite horizon. A great source for information about… More Second Story: Sunbeams