Sunday, October 16, 2016

Not As Dry Now / Odd Object In The Sky

   Finally!! We had some significant rainfall last Sunday and Monday.Actually,there was too much in the eastern part of NS with widespread flooding and damage. ( read ) .Here,we had just the right amount and the dry wells are recovering.Mine went from about a foot of water to over 4 ft in two days.
   The rest of the week was mostly sunny and dry with generally above normal temps.
   More rain is on the way this week and it's all welcome here.

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   As those that read this regularly know,I operate a sky cam here that is snapping away on most clear nights basically looking for meteors or other 'strange' objects.Well,the camera found an oddity early Saturday morning.....not sure what this is...maybe the vapor trail from a satellite being repositioned? Anyways,the object was visible in the Northwest sky for a number of hours.If anyone else saw it,please comment below or send me an email.

video

   Larger version of the same video is here .

   Nothing like that appeared in last night's session of the same area of the sky but the camera did catch a small meteor late on Saturday evening:

   The Northern Lights outburst that was expected was a bust here but the ISS was a nice sight in the bright moonlit sky.
ISS coming into view

ISS fading into the Earth's shadow

 
   Some things to watch for this week,weather permitting can be found by visiting http://earthsky.org/

That's all for now.
Have a great week!
-Al

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