Mars Weather Lander on NASA TV now

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday: Mainly cloudy. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.2° C
    0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 9.2 km/h
    gusting 14.5 km/h
    Humidity
    65 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.2° C
    Heat Index
    18.2° C
    Dewpoint
    11.5° C
    UV
    4.9
    Solar
    586 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:20:00 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
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (36% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    18.2° C @ 14:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.2° C @ 14:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1120W/m2 @ 14:09 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 Tdy.

Usually people who like the weather like space too… must be a looking up thing… šŸ™‚

The Phoenix Lander is about to land (starting 4PM PST) on Mars. On board is a Canadian built weather-station to measure the weather on Mars!

Check it out Live here.. they should post a replay of it later here as well if you miss it.

UPDATE: Phoenix has landed successfully… sitting perfectly on the surface of Mars near the “Arctic Circle”. Where there is, hopefully, water and if we’re really lucky, life, just buried in the dirt. It was fun to watch the mission control!