Month: May 2021

Cloudy today!

With a high of 60F and a low of 50F. Currently, it’s 56F and Cloudy outside. Current wind speeds: 5 from the Northwest Pollen: 5 Sunrise: May 31, 2021 at 05:12AM Sunset: May 31, 2021 at 08:15PM UV index: 3 Humidity: 83% via https://ift.tt/39gcPzv May 31, 2021 at 02:15PM

Mimas: Small Moon with a Big Crater

Whatever hit Mimas nearly destroyed it. What remains is one of the largest impact craters on one of Saturn‘s smallest round moons. Analysis indicates that a slightly larger impact would have destroyed Mimas entirely. The huge crater, named Herschel after the 1789 discoverer of Mimas, Sir William Herschel, spans about 130 kilometers and is featured…

Scattered Thunderstorms today!

With a high of 60F and a low of 50F. Currently, it’s 47F and Cloudy outside. Current wind speeds: 9 from the North Pollen: 5 Sunrise: May 31, 2021 at 05:12AM Sunset: May 31, 2021 at 08:15PM UV index: 0 Humidity: 93% via https://ift.tt/39gcPzv May 31, 2021 at 12:09AM

Rain today!

With a high of 49F and a low of 47F. Currently, it’s 48F and Rain outside. Current wind speeds: 11 from the Northeast Pollen: 5 Sunrise: May 30, 2021 at 05:13AM Sunset: May 30, 2021 at 08:14PM UV index: 2 Humidity: 93% via https://ift.tt/39gcPzv May 30, 2021 at 02:15PM

Aurora over Clouds

Auroras usually occur high above the clouds. The auroral glow is created when fast-moving particles ejected from the Sun impact the Earth’s magnetosphere, from which charged particles spiral along the Earth’s magnetic field to strike atoms and molecules high in the Earth’s atmosphere. An oxygen atom, for example, will glow in the green light commonly…

Rain today!

With a high of 51F and a low of 49F. Currently, it’s 44F and Cloudy outside. Current wind speeds: 9 from the Northeast Pollen: 5 Sunrise: May 30, 2021 at 05:13AM Sunset: May 30, 2021 at 08:14PM UV index: 0 Humidity: 87% via https://ift.tt/39gcPzv May 30, 2021 at 12:00AM

Rain today!

With a high of 48F and a low of 45F. Currently, it’s 46F and Rain outside. Current wind speeds: 12 from the Northeast Pollen: 5 Sunrise: May 29, 2021 at 05:13AM Sunset: May 29, 2021 at 08:13PM UV index: 2 Humidity: 93% via https://ift.tt/39gcPzv May 29, 2021 at 02:15PM

Lunar Dust and Duct Tape

Why is the Moon so dusty? On Earth, rocks are weathered by wind and water, creating soil and sand. On the Moon, the history of constant micrometeorite bombardment has blasted away at the rocky surface creating a layer of powdery lunar soil or regolith. For the Apollo astronauts and their equipment, the pervasive, fine, gritty…

Rain today!

With a high of 48F and a low of 45F. Currently, it’s 44F and Rain outside. Current wind speeds: 8 from the Northeast Pollen: 5 Sunrise: May 29, 2021 at 05:13AM Sunset: May 29, 2021 at 08:13PM UV index: 0 Humidity: 98% via https://ift.tt/39gcPzv May 29, 2021 at 12:00AM

PM Showers today!

With a high of 63F and a low of 44F. Currently, it’s 60F and Partly Cloudy outside. Current wind speeds: 4 from the East Pollen: 5 Sunrise: May 28, 2021 at 05:14AM Sunset: May 28, 2021 at 08:12PM UV index: 8 Humidity: 48% via https://ift.tt/39gcPzv May 28, 2021 at 02:15PM