Category: Spacey Stuff

Mesoscale Discussion:  Severe Weather Potential for Southwest Alabama/NW Florida

Mesoscale Discussion: Severe Weather Potential for Southwest Alabama/NW Florida

| November 29, 2020 @ 2:49 pm

But there could be a tornado or two late this afternoon or early this evening in Southwest Alabama and later tonight in Southeast Alabama. For North and Central Alabama, there is no threat of severe weather north of a line from Monroeville to Troy to Eufaula with the best chance over coastal Alabama, Northwest Florida, and extreme Southeast Alabama.

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Mars Dazzles in the Eastern Evening Sky

Mars Dazzles in the Eastern Evening Sky

| October 6, 2020 @ 9:06 am

Mars is shining brightly in the eastern sky as it comes its closest in years, a fact NASA uses to maximize the payload sent to the red planet.

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Happy 60th Birthday to Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Happy 60th Birthday to Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center

| September 8, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

60 years ago today (Sept 8), the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama was dedicated. The center has been involved in every major NASA propulsion system, the Hubble and Chandra Space Telescopes, micrometeoroid and weather research and more.

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upgraded rover and helicopter launch for Mars on Thursday

upgraded rover and helicopter launch for Mars on Thursday

| July 27, 2020 @ 11:32 pm

NASA plans the launch of Perseverence and upgraded version of the Curiosity rover to continue our understanding of Mars and prepare for humans to one day live there.

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Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE

| July 11, 2020 @ 6:55 pm

Comet C/2020 can be seen in the northeastern sky about 2 hours before sunrise. on Monday it will be more visible in the evening sky about 2 hours after sunset.

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A Rainy & Wet Midday

A Rainy & Wet Midday

| May 26, 2020 @ 12:50 pm

As of 12:45 pm, we have numerous showers covering the radar across Central Alabama with about 75% of the area receiving rain at the moment. Where rain is not currently falling, skies are overcast.

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Leap Day, the Search for the Perfect Calendar

Leap Day, the Search for the Perfect Calendar

| February 24, 2020 @ 7:40 am

Saturday Feb 29, 2020 is a leap day, an extra day added to the calendar mellinia in the making.

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Thanksgiving in space

Thanksgiving in space

| November 27, 2019 @ 2:54 pm

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Thanksgiving with their crew mates. Their table probably looks a lot like your table, except there is no table. You can put NASA’s version of cornbread dressing on your table with this recipe.

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Transit of Mercury

Transit of Mercury

| November 4, 2019 @ 6:42 pm

Mercury will pass in front of the Sun on Monday, November 11 from around sunrise through early afternoon. You can watch with eclipse glasses.

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Orionid meteor shower

Orionid meteor shower

| October 20, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

As Nestor moves out and skies clear, look for meteors from the Orionid meteor shower around midnight.

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