Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Catch the Lunar Impact Early Friday Morning! Rain next week

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
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    18.8° C
    -2.3 ° C/hr
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    101.7 kPa
    0.0
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    Humidity
    53 %
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    Wind Chill
    18.8° C
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    18.8° C
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    9.0° C
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
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    0.0 mm mm
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    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:42
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (77% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:22:31
    Day High
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
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    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.89 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.54 kPa @ 17:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.4km/h @ 14:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 13:47 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.6 @ 13:13 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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