April 7, 2020

Mars Weather Lander on NASA TV now

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 07 April 2020 - Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 1. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Sunday: Sunny. High 15. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Monday: Sunny. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.4° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.28 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NE 14 km/h
    gusting 24 km/h
    Humidity
    39 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.4° C
    Heat Index
    12.4° C
    Dewpoint
    -1.1° C
    UV
    0.2
    Solar
    47 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:08
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    20:34
    Day Length
    13:21:07
    Day High
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.35 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.7° C @ 07:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.8° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 17:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    824W/m2 @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.2 @ 12:43 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!