Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

You got lucky if you stayed up for the moon!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:25 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 7:22 PM PDT Thursday 20 September 2018 - Thursday night: Rain at times heavy. Amount 15 to 25 mm except 60 mm over northern sections. Temperature steady near 12. Friday: Periods of rain. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 15. UV index 1 or low. Friday night: Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Showers. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Sunday night: Clear. Low 8. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 7. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.0° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    1.8 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.0° C
    Heat Index
    12.0° C
    Dewpoint
    11.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    13.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (86% full)
    Civil Set
    19:53
    Day Length
    13:12:31
    Day High
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    10.7mm/hr @ 21:10 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.98 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.55 kPa @ 22:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 07:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.7° C @ 15:31 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 1.6km/h @ 05:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    299W/m2 @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.8 @ 15:22 Tdy.

And you were on the Central or South side of town away from the Mill, or maybe even at the lake or on the Hump.

The moon did make some very brief sneaky appearances at the last minute!

These photos certainly aren’t anything like you’ll see from a telescope… but at least they’re proof small celestial miracles can happen in December in Port Alberni. 🙂

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A few minutes after totality, the red sky is from the city, but this was the brightest I saw of the moon, still not clear enough for me to focus the camera on it though.


This was a few minutes later, less exposure, so less red fog but can see the red in the moon better.

4 thoughts on “You got lucky if you stayed up for the moon!

  1. Chris, your determination is enviable. When I went to bed at 10:30 pm it was pouring rain, and I was sure there would be no moon! Way to go!

  2. It’s funny…. just before my wife went to bed at 11:30PM I pointed at a little spot on the satellite image and said jokingly… “look! There’s a little clear patch coming our way”

    I swear that clear patch is what ended up over top of us for 45 minutes before the rain came back.

    I’m paying for it now… made it to work without falling asleep… it’s going to be a slooowwww day though.

  3. Great pics, I too was asleep but my son said that he watched through thick fog to see it a hazy orange. On another note, WIND WARNINGS ……..for east & west island. Ripped off again!

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