September 23, 2020

Catch the Lunar Impact Early Friday Morning! Rain next week

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Becoming windy late this morning. High 19. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy early this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Showers. Low 11. Friday: Periods of rain. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

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 thoughts on “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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