Weather Blog

On a clear night....

On a clear night....
On a clear night....

For the first time in weeks (months?) the weather is finally starting to clear at night -- especially by the end of the week.  What better time to grab a telescope and take a peek skyward?

I did an earlier blog report on a cool way to find out exactly how clear it's expected to be, but how about finding some fun things to spot? This site: heavens-above.com -- will let you know where you can see satellites and other large objects orbiting the Earth. It's also great for spotting the International Space Station, but this week, it only makes on brief pass over Seattle and it's not until July 3 (which is too close to July 4th to promise clear skies, as any hearty Northwesterner would tell you.)

This link above is set for Seattle, but there are some links there to adjust the location to your exact spot.

Once we get into Friday and Saturday nights, overnight temperatures are expected to remain quite mild. So it's shaping up to be a perfect weekend to maybe head for the mountains for some camping (or away from city lights) and take a peek at the heavens above.