Sat. Oct 20th, 2018

“Super Moon” tonight!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - FOG ADVISORY , Port Alberni
    Issued: 07:33 AM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 20 October 2018 - Saturday: Fog dissipating late this morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing this afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Increasing cloudiness this evening. Fog developing late this evening. Low plus 4. Sunday: Fog dissipating late in the morning then mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 16. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: Fog. Low plus 3. Monday: Fog. High 15. Monday night: Cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Rain. High 15. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 8. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 14. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 9. Thursday: Rain. High 12. Thursday night: Rain. Low 7. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.4° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.45 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.4° C
    Heat Index
    9.4° C
    Dewpoint
    8.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    7 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:10:00 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
    07:14
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (84% full)
    Civil Set
    18:52
    Day Length
    13:03:57
    Day High
    9.4° C @ 07:51 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.56 kPa @ 02:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.45 kPa @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    7.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    9.4° C @ 07:51 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.7km/h @ 01:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    9W/m2 @ 08:09 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Tonight is the maximum “Super Moon” night. What that actually means is that the moon is at its closest point to the Earth (perigee) and it’s also a full moon. So it’s going to be a great night for moon watching!

It’s not clear but the moon should be peeking out of the clouds all night long. Look for it to rise around 9PM.

Of course the best way to see it is in your own backyard, especially if you’re somewhere away from the city lights so you get some stars too. But if you’re stuck inside it’ll be on the webcam too.

I spent most of today wrangling the new webcam photos on my computer (in between wrangling 9 girls at my daughters birthday party!). The 11 Megapizel photos really make things a little tight on my aging system but I think I’ve got it to a good stable point now. The movies will be short today if you check them out, but they should be all normal by tomorrow.

Happy Moon watching!