Science

Sastrugi

Posted by on January 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

With the milder breezes overnight, we woke to some “sastrugi-like” pillars on our deck railing this morning. For those interested in learning more about sastrugi, CLICK HERE.

Fireball Lights Up Sky Tonight!

Posted by on January 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Check out this video courtesy Mike Austin in SE Michigan: It was seen all over the Great Lakes states, including Cleveland.

God’s Artwork

Posted by on January 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm

North Canton photographer, Wayne Griffith, recently used a super-macro lens to capture the amazing beauty of the snowflake. No matter how simple or complex, no two snowflakes are ever identical, and always have six sides. They also vary in the sense that some appear “simple:” …while others appear wildly “complex:” Some of them are just […]

Standard Time

Posted by on November 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

We are now in “Standard Time.” IMHO, we should STAY in Standard Time year round. There is absolutely no reason in our current day-in-age to subject our population to shifting our body clocks twice a year. There were good reasons when we were an agrarian society without artificial lights, but this bi-annual exercise has outlived […]

Dark Mornings

Posted by on November 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Our very dark mornings will ease a bit as we wake on Sunday morning. This is the weekend we fall back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. No big deal if you forget, since you will be EARLY for everything on Sunday morning if you forget.

Orionids

Posted by on October 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Here is one of the Orionid meteors captured last night by Wayne Griffith, a NEOhio resident.  

Spotting Orion

Posted by on October 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Orion is now visible rising in the eastern sky just after midnight. If you look above Orion, you’ll spot a reddish star, Aldebaran. Continue up from there and you will find the “Seven Sisters,” the Pleiades Cluster.

Stunning Dawn

Posted by on October 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

Brad Timerson, a retired science teacher in western New York, captured this beautiful pre-dawn moonrise with Venus still showing in the morning sky. Very soon, Venus will sink into the brighter dawn colors and will disappear from view in December, re-emerging as an evening “star” for much of 2018. In the meantime, have you been […]

Crescent Moon

Posted by on September 21, 2017 at 11:24 am

With clear skies over the next 5-6 days, we will start seeing the waxing crescent moon with increasing visibility every night, low in the southwest sky: The full harvest moon this year is on October 5th, Thursday night.

Moisture From Irma

Posted by on September 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

While the deep, rain-producing moisture with now Tropical Storm Irma is confined to the Tennessee Valley and southeast states, some of the moisture very high aloft is getting spun off as far north as Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. Because there is plenty of moisture available aloft where most of the commercial jet traffic […]

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