Catch the Lunar Impact Early Friday Morning! Rain next week

So tomorrow morning, Oct 9, there will be a spectacular show for anyone with a clear sky and a pair of binoculars (or telescope of course).

The LCROSS lunar probe will be completing its mission… to blow a chunk off the moon! Ok, not really a chunk, but it has been aimed at the souther rim of the disc of the moon so that when it impacts, the dust should fly “out” from the moon and be visible against the backdrop of the black night! Cool!

You can get details on how and when to see it here. You will have two chances to see an impact, but you’re going to have to get up early! The first impact, of the booster rocket, is 4:31:19AM PST, yes, that’s down to the second, the 2nd impact is 4:35:45AM.

There are links to Facebook and Twitter pages on the link above to refine the time and synchronize your watches!

I might just try to catch it. Early to bed tonight!

Oh ya, weather :)… it should be a nice Thanksgiving… on Tuesday and Wednesday though, watch out… the rains are still coming, just a little late, 50mm of rain on the way up until next Friday and another 100mm after that.

4 Replies to “Catch the Lunar Impact Early Friday Morning! Rain next week”

  1. You bet it is! That’s former Super Typhoon Melor that hit Japan last week with Cat 1 winds…

    Seattle is expecting 50mph winds… so we should see some wind warnings on the outer coast at least.

  2. We can expect rain on Tuesday… no guarantees on the wind though, especially here :)… that depends more on where the low comes I guess… and at this point I think it’s slated to go into Oregon.

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