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Astronomy

Space Weather Observations, Alerts, and Forecast

By |2020-07-27T13:29:46+01:00July 27th, 2020|Astronomy, Weather|

There is an abundance of live data now available relating to Space Weather, Solar flares, solar radiation, VHF band conditions. Much of it is very technical, but the relevance for all of us in this Internet, 4G, 5G dependent times is that these Geomagnetic storms, Solar winds and flares can cause radio blackouts [...]

Sun, Moon and Seasonal Solstice Evolution Dates and Times

By |2020-07-27T17:00:23+01:00May 17th, 2020|Astronomy, Weather|

Here's an easy summary of the current sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset times as well as the current moon evolution that we have at the moment. The Equinox and Solstice The equinox and solstice define the transitions between the seasons of the astronomical calendar and are a key part of [...]

Night and Day Tracker over Crondall

By |2020-07-27T12:31:33+01:00May 6th, 2020|Astronomy, Tools & Trackers, Weather, Weather Related Trackers|

Here's a really neat dynamic tool that shows a view over Crondall from just over 22,000 miles above, so you can see the progress of night and day as it actually happens! If you want to see various other permutations, or just have a play then click here and have some [...]

Latest Sunspots Activity

By |2020-04-29T15:59:38+01:00April 29th, 2020|Astronomy, Weather|

The number of sunspots observed on the "surface" of the Sun varies from year to year. The rise and fall in sunspot counts varies in a cyclical way, and this cyclical variation in sunspot counts, discovered in 1843 by the amateur German astronomer Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, is called "the Sunspot Cycle". The length of the cycle is around [...]

Latest Status and Map of Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights

By |2020-07-05T15:26:06+01:00April 29th, 2020|Astronomy, Weather|

If you would like to know more about the Aurora Borealis then click here otherwise here's the latest UK status: and here's the latest graph: and if you'd like to sign up for direct alerts just pop over to AuroraWatch More generally the USA government Monitoring (NOAA) supply maps such as this which gives the latest [...]

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