Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

Success! Seeing Venus transit of the Sun from Port Alberni!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Saturday 23 February 2019 - Saturday night: Rain showers and flurries changing to a few flurries near midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 1. Wind chill minus 3 overnight. Sunday: Clearing in the morning. High 7. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill near minus 7. Monday: Sunny. High plus 5. Monday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High plus 4. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 7. Wednesday: Snow. High plus 3. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 7. Thursday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    86 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.9° C
    Heat Index
    4.9° C
    Dewpoint
    2.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    45 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:05:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:40
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (75% full)
    Civil Set
    18:25
    Day Length
    12:32:32
    Day High
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 11:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.6° C @ 01:46 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.9° C @ 14:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.6km/h @ 15:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    650W/m2 @ 12:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.7 @ 12:25 Tdy.

Update! Some last ones from Brian Hartt posted at the bottom. Spooky!

The skies finally started to clear in the past couple hours and the sun is now visible along with Venus! (using the proper equipment, see previous post!)

A local resident, Brian Hartt, has taken some excellent pictures with his telescope!

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Through the clouds (no filter)

Venus Transiting Sun at Port Albern no filter through clouds
Venus Transiting Sun at Port Albern no filter through clouds

And two with a solar filter:

Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter
Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter
Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter2
Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter2

Thank you Brian! Great shots!

Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds
Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds
Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds2
Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds 2

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