We still get to watch the dance of the planets in the morning sky. Jupiter and Venus slowly parting ways. We knew it wouldn’t last. She’s just too hot and he’s, well, gassy. But they make a wonderful sight anytime before sunrise. This month, you have to look an hour earlier, since Daylight Time ended… More Heads UP! for November 2015
The National Weather Service is looking for a cold start to the week, followed by a surge of tropical moisture Wednesday. The tropical moisture is from the remains of Hurricane Patricia being swept up into the midwest United States. The latest runs of computer models have sped up the transport of moisture and bring a… More
Just happened to wake up at 6am and glanced out to see the stunning line of bright objects in the eastern sky. These are bright objects for everyone, not just astronomers! Here’s some photos to try to show how awesome this was….. the first one was taken with a phone cam! And here’s the same… More Wow – planets lineup!
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