Tag Archive | New England

May 9, 2020, Snowstorm In Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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I have lived in New Hampshire for 35-years! I have lived in NH longer than anywhere else in my life! I have lived more than 50% of my life in NH! There is not much I have not experienced, re. weather, when it comes to NH.

I have lived through snowstorms in June. Those are NASTY. Trees are in full leaf and the snow is wet and heavy. Trees come down all over the place.

Today’s snowstorm was intense to begin with. I went out in it. I was out in it for 1 hour 50 minutes. It stopped snowing during that time. The Sun even came out. It was windy & cold. But, after the -15F this winter it really was a walk in the park. I had fun. It was BEAUTIFUL. I sometimes can’t believe how lucky I am.

Well, I wanted to share with you.

No, I didn’t have to shovel or get the snowblower out — though it is still sitting right next to the garage door ready for action.

Enjoy.


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Christmas Comet, 46P/Wirtanen, Will Still Be Visible From New Hampshire — MID-WEEK.

by Anura Guruge


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As happens quite often with us weather will intervene on Sunday — Monday when it comes to viewing Christmas Comet, 46P/Wirtanen. Yes, December 16 & December 17 are when it is closest to Earth. But, that does NOT mean that it will not be there on Tuesday or Wednesday. It will, albeit a bit further out and hence even fainter. So, binoculars would be a good idea.

So, do not despair. All is not lost. OK?

Enjoy. Happy Holidays.


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How To See Christmas Comet, 46P/Wirtanen, In New Hampshire — Around December 16, 2018.

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Click to ENLARGE and admire. From the JPL Small-Body Database Browser.


It is expected to be just naked eye visible. Will definitely be able to see it with binoculars — and, of course, a telescope, even a small one. It will be a green fuzzy ball. There will be NO TAIL per se. So, don’t be looking for the tail. Just a fuzzy, glowing green ball. The green ball should be fairly big — bigger than a star.

For us in New England, the easiest bearing is going to be the easy to locate ‘winter cluster’ — Pleiades (the seven sisters). See the chart above.


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2018 Autumnal (Fall) Equinox In New Hampshire Will Be On Saturday, September 22, 9:54pm (Eastern).

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Sunrise & Sunset Times for Concord, New Hampshire around the September Equinox.
(From Time-and-Date).

Note that daylight is NOT exactly 12 hours!
If anything we get closer to 12 hours 3 days later.
There is a reason for that. It is our latitude above the equator.
If we were closer to the equator it would have been closer to 12 hours.
See this explanation in Time-and-Date.


My equinox diagram.

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2017 Autumnal (Fall) Equinox In New Hampshire Will Be On Friday, September 22, 4:02pm (Eastern).

by Anura Guruge


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Sunrise & Sunset Times for Concord, New Hampshire around the September Equinox.
(From Time-and-Date).

Note that daylight is NOT exactly 12 hours!
If anything we get closer to 12 hours 3 days later.
There is a reason for that. It is our latitude above the equator.
If we were closer to the equator it would have been closer to 12 hours.
See this explanation in Time-and-Date.


My equinox diagram.

Click to ENLARGE, study and admire.


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The LAST Solar Eclipse YOU Saw Over New England Was That Of May 10, 1994.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Time and Date’ at: timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/1994-may-10


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_10,_1994



So, if tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2017 you start wondering as to when you might have seen another Solar Eclipse, over NEW ENGLAND, it would have been on Tuesday, May 10, 1994.

I remember it. I watched it from New Ipswich, New Hampshire. It was NOT a total solar eclipse.

We in New England did NOT see the May 20, 2012 solar eclipse. So, if you hear folks going on about the 2012 eclipse don’t feel bad. It never reached New England.

Again remember what you will be watching is the MOON passing across the face of the Sun. Not some shadow. Got that?


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2017 Perseids Meteor Shower, Over New England, As Usual Will Peak Around August 11 – 13.

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Perseids Meteor Shower over New Hampshire New England


The Perseids Meteor Shower happens each and every year, without fail, in ‘mid-August’. This is because at that time the Earth crosses the path of the repeatedly left behind debris from the periodic comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle — which orbits the Sun with a 133.28 year orbital period. It was discovered in 1862 BUT may have been orbiting the Sun long before that. It was last seen from Earth in 1992. The next time around be in 2126.

It is difficult to predict how good (i.e., spectacular) it will be in a given year. In 2016 they said it would be huge — but it didn’t quite live up to the billing though I did see a few. The weather might not cooperate this year — though it is a bit early to tell. Rain is predicted for August 11, though this could change. There will be some moon BUT that should not be an issue.

109P/Swift-Tuttle has an perihelion distance of 0.96 AU (i.e., just inside Earth’s orbit) and an aphelion of 51.2 AU — which takes it past Pluto.

The name of the Meteor Shower, i.e., Perseids, comes from the constellation Perseus — where the meteors appear to originate. See image above.


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