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Monday, September 28, 2015

The full perigee moon approaches totality during last night's eclipse

The full perigee moon approaches totality during last night’s eclipse

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 58 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.22”. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 47.

What a lovely eclipse last night! Wow! As advertised, the clouds held off and the perigee moon delivered! I hope you got a chance to watch some of it!

Forecast:

A southerly airflow has brought in noticeably warmer air overnight, raising the temperature from the low 40s last night to near 60 this morning. This air is part of a disturbance heading northward from the mid-Atlantic states which will deliver partly sunny skies and a slight chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. It will be unseasonably mild with lows will be around 60 with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

A surface cold front will move into the region from the west on Tuesday bringing mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Rain will continue into Tuesday night with lows around 50 and west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a 40% chance of showers as the cold front heads to our east. We could see up to 2″ of rain from this system over a 24hr period, especially in southern Vermont. We can use it! Highs will be in the upper 50s with north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 40.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 50.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 65 and lows of 46.
The record high was 83°F in 2014 (we had a high of 80).
The record low was 26°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:45 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 50m
Length of Day: 11h 52m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 5h old with just shy of 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:08 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:12 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I hope you all had a chance to see the eclipse last night. It was truly spectacular. We had a bit of a gathering here with a few neighbors. I had the observatory open and was taking pictures (of course…) but the best view was in a lawn chair under the stars. I think my favorite part of the eclipse was the way the stars and the Milky Way gradually emerged as the moon reached totality. Wonderful. And the color! Wow!

I took the above photo using my Nikon D600 and an old Celestron 6″ telescope as a lens at prime focus. My results were varied and not completely satisfying (at least to my level of pickiness!) It was a half-second exposure at ISO 640. I think the scope is an f/10 at 1500mm.

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