Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

UPDATE: Conjunction! No, not grammar, Planets and the Space Station!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    -0.5° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.35 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    -0.5° C
    Heat Index
    -0.5° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.6° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    197 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:10:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.35 kPa @ 09:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    209W/m2 @ 10:08 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 10:02 Tdy.

Update!

Just found out that not only with the planets Venus and Mars be aligned with the moon but the International Space Station will be paying a visit as well!

Here is a track (details here) for the ISS tonight showing it will be visible from 6:59 to 7:05.  Catch it if you can!  It should be quite near the Venus/Mars/Moon conjunction as it travels from West to the SouthEast.

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A special kind of meeting in the sky.
A special kind of meeting in the sky.

Thanks to Ed Wiebe at of Islandweather.ca fame for passing along the knowledge about this special event that is happening this evening.  A conjunction means that multiple stars or planets or moons are close to each other in the sky… which also means that from the perspective of the viewer, they are basically lined up one-behind-the-other in space.

If the clouds continue to clear and clear fully this afternoon as they are supposed to do (see below) and you look southwest across the Harbour from the Port Alberni side towards Mt. Kiltsa after sundown tonight but while there is still light in the sky, you should see Venus, Mars and the crescent moon all very close together.

Sunset should be around 6:20PM tonight.
Sunset should be around 6:20PM or 18:20.

No matter what, we should see a red sky tonight and it should make for a delightful weekend.