“Super Moon” tonight!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 26 May 2018 - Saturday night: Cloudy. Clearing before morning. Low 8. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 8. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 8. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 17. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 17. Thursday night: Clear. Low 9. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.6° C
    -1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.22 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 12.3 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    59 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.6° C
    Heat Index
    14.6° C
    Dewpoint
    6.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    42 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:10:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:41
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (94% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:16:17
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    8.7° C @ 05:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.22 kPa @ 19:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.2° C @ 03:26 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 19.6km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    958W/m2 @ 11:21 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.8 @ 11:21 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!