Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rainfall warning in effect

Queens County
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A slow-moving cold front will approach from the northwest today and move
over the region tonight then remain nearly stationary over the province on
Thursday. Rain at times heavy from this system will spread slowly from
northwest to southeast later today and persist on Thursday. General rainfall
amounts of 50 to 90 millimetres can be expected with amounts possibly
exceeding 100 millimetres in parts of northern and western Nova Scotia.

Rainfall warnings will likely be extended eastward to other parts of the
province later today as this system continues to slowly develop.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized
flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near
rivers, creeks and culverts.

Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Last night's eclipse pic and this week's astronomy hi-lights

September 28: Big Story
Five constellations that form part of the same story spread across the
evening. Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Cetus, and Perseus all climb up the
eastern side of the sky, telling a story of vanity, sacrifice, and heroism.

September 29: Mirach
The binary system known as Mirach forms the second-brightest star in the
constellation Andromeda, which is in the east and northeast as night falls.
The system's main star is almost 100 times wider than the Sun, and 2,000
times brighter.

September 30: Chasing Dogs
Two "dog stars" chase across autumn's pre-dawn sky. The brighter one is
Sirius, in Canis Major, the big dog. The other is Procyon, of Canis Minor,
the little dog. Both are high in the sky at first light, with Procyon far to
the upper left of Sirius.

October 1: Early Winter
Autumn is just underway, but you can get a preview of the winter sky in the
hours before dawn. Taurus, the bull, is high overhead, to the upper left of
the Moon. Orion is due south, with Sirius, the sky's brightest star, in the

October 2: The Plow
Ursa Major hunkers low in the north on autumn evenings. Americans see its
brightest stars as the Big Dipper. In England, though, these stars are seen
as a plow. October is a good time to visualize a plow because it stands just
above the horizon.

October 3: Rare Gems
Aquarius, the water-bearer, is in the southeast as darkness falls and stands
highest in the sky, due south, around 11 p.m. Its brightest stars, Alpha and
Beta Aquarii, look fairly faint. In reality, both are brilliant supergiants
that are dulled only by their great distance of 500 light-years.

October 4: Last-Quarter Moon
The Moon is at its last-quarter phase at 4:06 p.m. CDT, so sunlight
illuminates half of the lunar hemisphere that faces Earth. The illuminated
portion of that hemisphere will grow smaller each day until the Moon is new
on October 12.

The supermoon eclipse at it's peak,as my camera saw it....Sept 27th,2015

Winter's Last Gasp

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