Archive for June, 2012

The Sun’s changing position…

June 13, 2012 0 Comments
The Sun’s changing position…

Click here to see the sunrise movie…and see how the sunrise “position” has changed from December to June…I took a photo of the sunrise on December 19…and another photo of the sunrise this morning (June 13) to see the difference in the Sun’s position along the horizon. I was quite impressed! I also used the […]

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Summer weather outlook

June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Summer weather outlook

Here is the three month outlook for June, July and August…

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Midwest Drought Monitor

June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Midwest Drought Monitor

Much of Iowa needs rain. There has been some improvement in the drought situation in Northwestern Iowa, but the Central and Eastern areas of the state remain unusually dry. Here are some numbers for the past couple months… April rainfall Cedar Rapids 3.48″ 0.43″ above normal Dubuque 2.29″ 1.37″ below normal Iowa City 4.43″ 0.93″ […]

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Once-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus

June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Once-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus

Tuesday June 5 is a special day for astronomers and sky-watchers all over the world. The planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun, and we’ll be able to see the first half of the transit here in our part of the world! The usual precautions must be taken, of course…and do NOT look […]

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