30 June Sunset Planets

By: Susie77, 8:22 PM GMT on June 29, 2015

SUNSET SKY SHOW: You have got
to see this. Venus and Jupiter are having a spectacular close encounter
in the sunset sky. A photographer on the banks of Yamdrok Lake in Tibet
points out where to look:

Photo credit: Jeff Dia of Tibet. June 27th.
To find them, step outside
just after sunset and look west. Don't wait until the sky fades to ...

Superb moon, Venus, Jupiter June 19-21

By: Susie77, 1:59 PM GMT on June 19, 2015

Superb moon, Venus, Jupiter June 19-21

Tonight for June 19, 2015

Courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory

Best photos: Venus and Jupiter, west after sunset
Tonight – June 19, 2015 – and for a couple of nights after this one …
you won’t want to miss the great extravaganza in the western sky after

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Detects ‘Sunscreen’ Layer on Distant Planet

By: Susie77, 6:10 PM GMT on June 11, 2015

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a stratosphere, one of the primary
layers of Earth’s atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet
known as WASP-33b.

The presence of a stratosphere can provide
clues about the composition of a planet and how it formed. This
atmospheric layer includes molecules that absorb ultraviolet and visible
light, acting as a kind of “sunscreen” for the planet it surrounds.
Until now, scient...

NASA’s New Horizons Sees More Detail as It Draws Closer to Pluto

By: Susie77, 8:42 PM GMT on May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015
Courtesy of NASA
(http://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-s-new-horizons- sees-more-detail-as-it-draws-closer-to-pluto)

NASA’s New Horizons Sees More Detail as It Draws Closer to Pluto

What a difference 20 million miles makes! Images of Pluto
from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft are growing in scale as the
spacecraft approaches its mysterious target. The new images, t...


By: Susie77, 1:19 PM GMT on May 03, 2015

According to the large Purple Banner of Doom at the top of our browser window, tomorrow (May 4) is the last day we can enjoy classic Wunderground.

I've maintained this blog and the many friendships it brought for several years. It remains to be seen if I will continue to update it after Classic dies. The new version makes finding user blogs difficult; I have yet to attempt to post a new entry in that format.

So if this truly is my last entry, it's been...

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