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Windows 7: The Enlightening Science Thread

11 Apr 2014   #231
Britton30
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My forecast isn't looking good for Monday night.

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12 Apr 2014   #232
Anak

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Mine's not looking too good either, we can only hope for the best possible.

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This cloud cover forecast from Clear Skies shows there may still be some hope for you depending on your location. The eclipse may be in and out of the clouds for you (yellow arrow). For me (the cross cursor) it looks like high cirrus may be on the menu.

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The legend is here: Clear Sky Chart: map of weather conditions for astronomical observing
If you scroll down a bit to the This Forecast Time block and click on Transparency yours is below average to poor, and Seeing is bad, a 1 out of 5

In cases like this I go to a combo map of radar and satellite to determine if it would be worthy for me to stay up and continue to observe. Like this for your area: Indiana Radar & Satellite Combo Map - AccuWeather.com It will give you an idea on how thick the clouds are and if rain is in the area.

Keep the faith, forecasts aren't cast in stone and are always subject to change. It could get worse or, it could get better.


Clear Skies!


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12 Apr 2014   #233
Anak

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NASA to Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment

Another test of one of Einstein's theories:

Quote:
April 10, 2014:
Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home. After a year in space, the traveling twin returns home and they reunite. Are the identical twins still … identical?
NASA is about to find out.......
........The experiment harkens back to Einstein's "Twin Paradox," a thought experiment in which one twin rockets to the stars at high speed while the other stays home. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the traveling twin should return younger than his brother—strange but true.

Source: NASA to Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment - NASA Science
There is a Russian Cosmonaut that is younger:
Quote:
Is time travel a fact or is it just science fiction? Thanks to time dilation and Einstein’s theory of relativity, we know that time travel can and actually does happen, albeit only in extremely tiny increments at the speeds and distances we can travel in space. If you add up the accumulated speed cosmonaut Sergei Krivalev has traveled in space – the most of any human with a total time spent in orbit of 803 days 9 hours and 39 minutes – he has actually time-traveled into his own future by 0.02 seconds.

Source: Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, the World's Most Prolific Time Traveler
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14 Apr 2014   #234
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: Total Lunar Eclipse

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: Total Lunar Eclipse & Mars Close Approach Webcasts Begin @ 10 pm ET April 14 2014

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NASA, the online Slooh community telescope and the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy will provide live views of close Earth approach of Mars late Monday (April 14), then follow it up early Tuesday with live views of the total lunar eclipse of April 15. (Scroll down for lunar eclipse webcast details). LATEST STORY: First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014: The Complete Skywatcher's Guide , Weather Forecast
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsyst...ipse-2014.html

http://www.space.com/25485-total-lun...-forecast.html

Understanding Lunar Eclipses

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15 Apr 2014   #235
Anak

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That's the only way I got to see it, we were socked in all night. You get any snow Gary?

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15 Apr 2014   #236
Britton30
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Yeah, we got about an inch but is gone today. I got to eyeball the eclipse at about 80% totality as it was emerging from the shadow, for about 10 seconds, then it clouded up again.

I got some snip from the Arizona website though, I may try to make a small animation of them, here's a couple, beginning and ending.
For some reason they flipped the camera as it got total.

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17 Apr 2014   #237
z3r010

 

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17 Apr 2014   #238
ThrashZone

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Pretty cool
Too bad the image was only a partial shot
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17 Apr 2014   #239
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Pretty cool
Too bad the image was only a partial shot
I could see a Starbucks...

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18 Apr 2014   #240
Britton30
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