Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

“Super Moon” tonight!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:52 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Friday 14 December 2018 - Friday night: Rain ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind east 30 km/h becoming southwest 50 gusting to 90 early this evening then light late this evening. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning near noon. High 6. Saturday night: Rain. Temperature steady near plus 5. Sunday: Rain. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low 6. Monday: Rain. High 7. Monday night: Rain. Low 6. Tuesday: Rain. High 7. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 7. Wednesday: Rain. High 8. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.4° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.36 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 15.2 km/h
    gusting 29.0 km/h
    Humidity
    76 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    3.6° C
    Heat Index
    6.4° C
    Dewpoint
    2.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    43.9 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:28
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (47% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:14:00
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.4° C @ 20:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    9.1mm/hr @ 08:02 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.36 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.05 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.3° C @ 17:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 39.7km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    32W/m2 @ 14:11 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!