After the truly epic record breaking snowstorm on January 23 2016, we had a clear sky to help blind us with light during the big dig cleanup. The storm fondly labeled Blizzard 2016, Snowzilla, and Jonus left its mark on the landscape and it was visible from space. Over 2 feet of snow will do that! […]
The Geminid Meteor Shower has only been known for about 150 years, but it a reliable sky show each year in December. This year we get the benefit of the peak falling in the middle of a heat wave, at least by relative standards. After reaching the 70s with record high temperatures two days in […]
Monday morning, December 7 was another clear and frosty start to the day. But Carla Carr captured these images of the sky show that was worth standing out in the cold. If you missed it, there may be another chance Tuesday morning December 8. That is depending on the weather of course, as a coastal […]
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The sky show from space this week is the Leonid Meteor Shower. The benefit of a clear sky and above average temperatures makes this annual event more opportunistic than a normal year when it can be too chilly for many to venture out. But the other sky show this week is the storm complex crossing […]
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There has been a cluster of planets in the eastern sky before dawn much of October. It culminates this last week of the month with a triangle formation. Venus has been the brightest object in the sky and is joined by Jupiter and Mars. These are not actually close together, but appear that way from our […]
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Hurricane Patricia officially made landfall on October 23, 2015 at 6:15 PM CDT. These NASA views and animation below from earlier in the day were incredible. It hit 55 miles west northwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. At that time it lost some of the peak, record intensity but hit at 165 mph winds and a pressure […]
The second of two sky shows this overnight period will be early in the morning on Friday October 9. This is follow up to what many were able to see this Thursday morning. A conjunction is like a traffic jam, or cluster of visible celestial bodies from our view. In this case, the crescent moon […]
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