Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For FRIDAY! June 15th, 2018

We dodged a weather bullet yesterday as most of severer weather stayed further south. A Chance of a shower this morning then mainly sunny, moderate winds and a high of 22C. Currently we have clearing sky’s, a temperature of 15C, our winds are calm but will increase to 15 km/h later this morning and will remain steady.

We have no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our FIRE DANGER has been LOWERED TO LOW: Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! AND WEEKEND!

   

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Little Planet Soyuz 
Image Credit & CopyrightAndrew Bodrov
Explanation: Engines blazing, a large rocket bids farewell to this little planet. Of course, the little planet is really planet Earth and the large rocket is a Soyuz-FG rocket. Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 6 it carried a Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft into orbit. On board were International Space Station Expedition 56-57 crew members Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA. Their spacecraft successfully docked with humanity’s orbiting outpost just two days later. The little planet projection is the digitally warped and stitched mosaic of images covering 360 by 180 degrees, captured during the 2018 Star Trek car expedition.

Tomorrow’s picture: dusty with a chance of dust

Todays Weather And Current Fire Conditions For Thursday June 14th, 2018

Mix of sun and clouds this morning then a risk of thunder showers this afternoon/evening with moderate winds and a high of 21C. Currently we have some clouds, a temperature of 14C, our winds are from the E at 11 km/h and will remain relativity steady throughout the day.

We have no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our FIRE DANGER has now been ELEVATED TO MODERATE: Some wildfires may be expected. Expect moderate flame length and rate of spread. Control is usually not difficult and light to moderate mop-up can be expected. Although controlled burning can be done without creating a hazard, routine caution should be taken.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

   

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Six Planets from Yosemite 
Image Credit & CopyrightRogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)
Explanation: The five naked-eye planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, have been seen since ancient times to wander the night skies of planet Earth. So it could be remarkable that on this night, standing at the side of a clear, calm lake, six planets can be seen with the unaided eye. Have a look. Very bright and easy to spot for skygazers, yellowish Mars is left of a pale Milky Way. Saturn is immersed in the glow of the Milky Way’s diffuse starlight. Jupiter is very near the horizon on the right, shining beyond the trees against the glow of distant city lights. Last weekend, while admiring this night time view across beautiful, high-altitude Lake Tanaya in Yosemite National Park, a thoughtful and reflective observer could probably see three planets more.

Tomorrow’s picture: rocket from a little planet

Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For Wednesday June 13th, 2018

Mainly sunny with a chance of a evening shower for today with moderate winds and a high of 22C. Currently we have clear sky’s, a temperature of 13C. our winds are from the WSW at 8 km/h and will increase to 15 km/h throughout the day.

We have no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our FIRE DANGER remains to be at LOW: Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.

HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!

      

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Red Cloudbow over Delaware 
Image Credit & Copyright: Michael C. Neff (Neffworks Artography
Explanation: What kind of rainbow is this? In this case, no rain was involved — what is pictured is actually a red cloudbow. The unusual sky arc was spotted last month during sunset in Rehoboth BeachDelawareUSA. When the photographer realized that what he was seeing was extraordinary, he captured it with the only camera available — a cell phone. Clouds are made of water droplets, and in a cloudbow a cloud-droplet group reflects back light from the bright Sun (or Moon) on the opposite side of the sky. Similar phenomena include fogbows and airplane glories. Here, the red color was caused by atmospheric air preferentially scattering away blue light — which simultaneously makes most of the sky appear blue. A careful inspection reveals a supernumery bow just inside the outermost arc, a bow caused by quantum diffraction.

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Tomorrow’s picture: Yosemite Six

Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For Tuesday June 12th, 2018

A mix of sun and clouds today with moderate winds and a high of 23C. Currently we have clear sky’s, a temperature of 13C, our winds are from the SSE at 8 km/h and will increase throughout the day.

There are no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

Our FIRE DANGER SITS AT LOW: Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.

HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!

   

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Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For FRIDAY! June 8th, 2018

Mostly cloudy morning then a few showers this afternoon/evening with moderate winds and a high of 21C. Currently we have cloudy sky’s, our winds are from the E at 11 km/h and will remain steady throughout the day.

There are no weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

OUR FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT LOW: Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.

HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY AND ENJOY THE WEEKEND!

   

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Fermi Science Playoffs 
Image Credit: NASADOEInternational Fermi LAT Collaboration, Jay Friedlander (Goddard Spaceflight Center)
Explanation: NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was launched into orbit on June 11th, 2008. Its instruments detect gamma-rays — light that is thousands to hundreds of billions of times more energetic than what we see with our eyes. In the last decade Fermi’s high-energy voyage of exploration has resulted in a cornucopia of astonishing discoveries, from extreme environments above our fair planet and across the distant Universe. Now you can vote for Fermi’s best result so far. To mark Fermi’s 10th anniversary, images representing 16 scientific results have been selected and seeded to create brackets. Follow this link to cast your first round vote for your favorite out of each pair and then return every two weeks to vote in the next round. The winner of the Fermi Final will be announced on August 6, the 10th anniversary of the first science data from Fermi.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend

Today’s Weather And Current Fire Conditions For Thursday June 7th, 2018

Mainly sunny today, moderate winds throughout the day and a high of 18C. Currently we have clear sky’s, a temperature of 12C, our winds are from the at ENE 11 km/h and will remain relatively steady throughout the day.

We do not have any weather or marine wind warnings for our area at this time.

OUR FIRE DANGER REMAINS AT LOW: Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

   

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The Clash of NGC 3256 
Image Credit & LicenseNASAESAHubble Space Telescope
Explanation: Marked by an unusually bright central region, swirling dust lanes, and far flung tidal tails, peculiar NGC 3256 is the aftermath of a truly cosmic collision. The 500 million year old clash of two separate galaxies spans some 100 thousand light-years in this sharp Hubble view. Of course when two galaxies collide, individual stars rarely do. Giant galactic clouds of molecular gas and dust do interact though, and produce spectacular bursts of star formation. In this galaxy clash, the two original spiral galaxies had similar masses. Their disks are no longer distinct and the two galactic nuclei are hidden by obscuring dust. On the timescale of a few hundred million years the nuclei will likely also merge as NGC 3256 becomes a single large elliptical galaxy. NGC 3256 itself is nearly 100 million light-years distant toward the southern sailing constellation Vela. The frame includes many even more distant background galaxies and spiky foreground stars.

Tomorrow’s picture: Fermi Friday