Canaveral Launch Monday 6:14pm EDT #41

By: LowerCal, 10:09 PM GMT on April 07, 2015

This blog entry's primary but not entire focus will be on lower (& upper) California weather - specifically the 4 year and ongoing drought. Updates will appear in the comments.

Excellent links relevant to spaceflight and astronomy appear below in this entry. I have not updated these links in a while so if you find a link doesn't function or if you have a candidate for addition to these links post a comment or send me a WUmail.

CURRENT MOON

Drought Spaceflight

Updated: 8:59 PM GMT on April 26, 2015

SpaceX Launch: Success + Good Try (See comment #s 717-719.)

By: LowerCal, 8:05 PM GMT on July 03, 2012

CURRENT MOON

moon phases

CURRENT PLANETS and brilliant stars in early July. Directions and times are for the northern subtropics and vary somewhat for other latitudes.
• Bright & golden Mercury is close to the western horizon at dusk, sets WNW after dark.
• Bright & orange Mars is SW at dusk, sets west near midnight.
• Bright & yellowish Saturn is SSW at dusk, sets west after midnight and is
accompanied very closely b...

Astronomy Spaceflight

Updated: 9:25 PM GMT on January 11, 2015

Photo Op July 15 (see blog entry)

By: LowerCal, 10:40 PM GMT on February 26, 2012

CURRENT MOONmoon phasesCURRENT PLANETS and brilliant stars in early July. Directions and times are for the northern subtropics and vary somewhat for other latitudes.• Bright & golden Mercury is close to the western horizon at dusk, sets WNW after dark.• Bright & orange Mars is SW at dusk, sets west near midnight.• Bright & yellowish Saturn is SSW at dusk, sets west after midnight and isaccompanied very closely by the bright and blueish star Spica.• Very bri...

Astronomy Spaceflight

Updated: 12:31 AM GMT on July 03, 2012

Canaveral Launch Success! (see comment 649)

By: LowerCal, 10:19 PM GMT on August 15, 2011

On the east side of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) is a circular area of low clouds rotating counterclockwise. High clouds above it are moving clockwise. Deep convection is bursting near the center.UPDATE: A satellite loop of the system described is in comment 1. Similar systems continue to appear. Below I've added self updating satellite images and surface maps of the area.I'll add loops of similar systems that I see to the comments. Currently there are...

Astronomy Spaceflight Sea of Cortez Mesoscale Convective Vortex Earthquake

Updated: 2:21 AM GMT on February 25, 2012

Sky&Telescope Sky Chart is Back! (see comment 225)

By: LowerCal, 10:39 PM GMT on June 20, 2011

CURRENT MOONmoon phasesScroll past the links below to find special events for current and future dates.Scroll farther to find past events.***** Links *****Today - SpaceWeather.comalso EarthSky,Astronomy Picture of the Day,Lunar Photo of the Day,365 Days of Astronomy& Bad Astronomy | Discover MagazineThis Week - SkyandTelescope.com - This Week's Sky at a Glancealso Jack Horkheimer - Star Gazer, Current ScriptsThis Month - SkyandTelescope.com - Sky Tour Podcasts also ...

Spaceflight Astronomy

Updated: 2:55 AM GMT on August 12, 2011

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