We've been carefully watching the forecast for a couple days before
posting a go or no-go sidewalk astronomy decision for tonight, January
12th. But I think Gary's morning forecast note "Now says rain all day
until 6pm instead of being done around lunch, I think that seals the
fate of this evening." sums it up. Once again weather wins over sidewalk
astronomy, and we are cancelling sidewalk astronomy tonight.
But next Sunday there is a total lunar eclipse you'll be able to see
from home, any cloud free part of the Americas. For those easily
confused between UTC (Universal Time) and your local time, the eclipse
begins at 9: 12 PST and the totality portion is between 8:41 p.m. and
9:43 p.m. More details here, and you can change the location if you
aren't local to us here in LA.
As the week progresses and we return from a month of travel, we'll post
some viewing spots.
That's all from Jacksonville FL, gotta board my flight home now! Jane
Jane Houston Jones, JPL Retiree
Astronomer, music lover, JPL retiree
My Final What's Up Astronomy podcast #138: Dec 2018
Jane’s finale. An awesome comet https://go.nasa.gov/2DUnUsg
All 138 What’s Ups since 2007: https://go.nasa.gov/2usaBaB