Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

Catch the Lunar Impact Early Friday Morning! Rain next week

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 23 July 2019 - Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming windy late this afternoon. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Windy this evening and after midnight. Low 11. Wednesday: Clearing near noon. High 24. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 10. Thursday: Sunny. High 29. Thursday night: Clear. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy. High 25. Friday night: Showers. Low 15. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    23.1° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 13 km/h
    gusting 23 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    23.1° C
    Heat Index
    23.1° C
    Dewpoint
    13.3° C
    UV
    3.6
    Solar
    566 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:30:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:58
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:25:43
    Day High
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.85 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 14:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.2° C @ 04:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.2° C @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21km/h @ 14:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1034W/m2 @ 13:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.7 @ 13:46 Tdy.

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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