Help for Our WU Friend Aubie

By: Susie77, 2:41 PM GMT on January 28, 2016

Hi WU friends. Usually I post about astronomy or space weather here.

Today I would like to ask for your help for one of our own Wunderground friends. He doesn't blog anymore, but I'm sure that most of you remember Aubie (David Kelley) from Alabama. He's currently in a difficult spot with serious health issues. There is a Gofundme page started by a friend to help the family out. If you could spare it, could you please donate a bit to our buddy? Thank you so ve...

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight/Tomorrow

By: Susie77, 1:24 PM GMT on October 20, 2015

Orionid meteor shower peak tonight!


Tonight for October 20, 2015

Orionids radiate from a point near the upraised Club of the
constellation Orion the Hunter. The bright star near the radiant point
is Betelgeuse.
Tonight and tomorrow night – October 20 and 21, 2015 – present the ...

Draconids Meteor Shower

By: Susie77, 12:39 PM GMT on October 07, 2015

By Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in
Tonight | Astronomy Essentials on Oct 06, 2015


Everything you need to know: Draconid meteor shower

October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the
Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern

Total Eclipse of the

By: Susie77, 2:31 AM GMT on September 23, 2015

Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon

Sept. 22, 2015:
In the days before light bulbs, farmers relied on moonlight to help
them harvest their crops.  Many crops ripen all at once in late summer
and early autumn so farmers found themselves extremely busy at this time
of year. They had to work after sundown.  Moonlight became an essential
part of farming, and thus, the Harvest Moon was born.


Perseid Fireballs

By: Susie77, 12:02 AM GMT on August 06, 2015

is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the
annual Perseid meteor shower. Peak rates of 100+ meteors per hour are
expected next week when Earth approaches the heart of the debris stream.
The display, however, is already underway. "Our network of meteor cameras
has picked up more than 78 Perseid fireballs since July 27th," reports
Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. He prepare...

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