Friday, August 10, 2007

Big Meteor Shower This Weekend & Real Relief By Late Next Week



Courtesy of Gary Allen
If you look closely you can see a double rainbow that was spotted in Monticello on Wednesday evening. Rainbows have always been a sign of hope and sure enough the latest long-range maps are showing something new today! Chilly air is pooling in Canada and it will be moving our way by later next week with not only some needed rain, but some real relief.

Today I have been busy eating some humble pie. I thought it would feel a little better out there. Well at least we had a smidge of relief and tonight will actually cool down a bit. We can also look forward to a meteor shower this weekend. We can expect up to 20 shooting stars per hour tonight, 40 shooting stars on Saturday night and the peak of 60 to 80 per hour on Saturday night. The meteor shower is not expected to fizzle out like our cold front did.



The icing on the cake is the Space Shuttle can be viewed on the northern horizon at 10:50 p.m. Saturday night. More details to come! Have a great weekend.


Insider Blog Facts of the Day


Meteorological Autumn officially begins September 1st (3 weeks away!)



The first hurricane of the season to hit the U.S. (the week of August 19th-26th)

Highest Threat: Texas to Louisiana

1 comment:

Allan Cory & the Lafayette Neighborhood Housing Gang said...

this should be interesting to see





Subject: : Mars in August - Mark your calendars










The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that
will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in
recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on
Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth
in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as
60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27thwhen
Mars comes to within 34,64 9,589 miles of Earth and
will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in
the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest
75-power magnification


Mars will look as larg e as the full moon to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m.
and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its
highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.That's pretty
convenient to see something that no human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at
the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the
month.
Share this with your children and grandchildren.





NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN












this should be interesting to see





Subject: : Mars in August - Mark your calendars










The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that
will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in
recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on
Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth
in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as
60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27thwhen
Mars comes to within 34,64 9,589 miles of Earth and
will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in
the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest
75-power magnification


Mars will look as larg e as the full moon to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m.
and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its
highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.That's pretty
convenient to see something that no human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at
the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the
month.
Share this with your children and grandchildren.





NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN














this should be interesting to see





Subject: : Mars in August - Mark your calendars










The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that
will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in
recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on
Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth
in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as
60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27thwhen
Mars comes to within 34,64 9,589 miles of Earth and
will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in
the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest
75-power magnification


Mars will look as larg e as the full moon to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m.
and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its
highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.That's pretty
convenient to see something that no human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at
the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the
month.
Share this with your children and grandchildren.





NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN