October 26, 2020

ALERT: See Comet Pannstars tonight!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Monday 26 October 2020 - Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 10. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Becoming cloudy this evening. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 11. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Rain. High 13. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 10. Thursday: Rain. High 13. Thursday night: Rain. Low 10. Friday: Periods of rain. High 13. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13.

Get out your Binoculars and Telescopes! The Sky is clear and there might be a comet sighting!

If you haven’t already heard, there is a very rare (possibly only time ever) comet passing nearby and we are going to be able to see it as soon as tonight.

I say might because the comet is going to start low on the horizon at Sunset, so we might not be able to see it tonight due to the Beauforts, but given the beautiful clear skies it’s worth a shot!

You will want to look for it, just south of where the Sun sets, tonight about 25min after sunset which would make it around 6:40PM.
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This is what it looked like in Australia over the past few weeks. It’s now making its way to our side of the planet.

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Check it out!