Science

Venus Transitioning

Posted by on March 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

So where is that beautiful, bright “evening star” (Venus) we’ve been seeing in the last few months? I looked for it while Sally and I were in Lynchburg, Virginia over the weekend. I was surprised that I could not find it. Was it that low in the sky and in the process of transitioning back […]

Young Meteorologist

Posted by on February 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

On Sunday, I met Kyle Williams, a very young meteorologist-to-be. It so so exciting to see so much passion and wonder about weather in someone so young. He reminds me of what I must have been like at his age. There is no doubt in my mind where I will find Kyle in 10-15 years. […]

Supermoon Photos

Posted by on November 14, 2016 at 11:38 am

There are a ton of great supermoon photos out there, but I wanted to share two of them in particular. The first is from Jay Reynolds and the moon was rising against the backdrop of the Cleveland skyline as seen from Edgewater Park. The second is from a TV colleague that I once worked wth […]

Aurora From Satellite

Posted by on November 3, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Here is a really neat photo taken from a NASA satellite showing the southern extent of where the northern lights were visible last night.

Rare Parahelic Circles

Posted by on November 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Our solar refraction show continued on Tuesday when a pair of somewhat rare parahelic circles showed up along with two sun dogs and a solar halo. Take a look at both the image and video below.

Solar Halo

Posted by on October 31, 2016 at 1:37 pm

With the high, thin cirrus deck above 25,000 feet today, the tiny ice crystals that make up that cloud deck is refracting the sun’s light at a 22° angle in order to produce the solar halo captured on a local web camera in Geauga County just moments ago (1:30 p.m.).

A Stargazer’s Week

Posted by on September 19, 2016 at 11:25 am

September is famous in the Ohio Valley for long stretches of sunny, mild, and dry days. We’ve seen one such stretch earlier in the month. Now we will see a second one this week. On top of that, with the moon rising later and later during the week, stargazers will have banner conditions immediately after […]

Warm, Humid Nights

Posted by on September 7, 2016 at 10:51 am

Have you ever noticed that whenever it gets “humid,” the nights don’t cool off as readily? It’s even the topic of many songs through the decades, like this one from the late 1970s: The answer is in the water molecule. It has a unique ability to absorb and “store” heat when the sun is out. […]

Fading Away

Posted by on August 31, 2016 at 9:50 am

Our sunsets are getting noticeably earlier and earlier now that we are getting ready to flip our calendar over to the month of September. Tonight’s official Cleveland sunset of 8:01 p.m. is the last one of the year that is 8 p.m. or later.

Very Old Moon

Posted by on August 30, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Brad Timerson from central New York snapped this beautiful image early this (Tuesday) morning of the last sliver of the moon showing (with “Earthshine” showing the dark side of the moon) before it enters the new moon phase, too close to the sun for anyone to see. It will emerge in the early evening western […]

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