December 23, 2018


Atmosphere

The other side of the world in infrared from Japan’s Himiwari8 satellite, as relayed overnight via our feed from GOES East.

Expect clouds and light showers to move in after noon today, the high will be in the low 40’s. It will be dry Monday with a slight chance of rain on Christmas Day.

Last night was clear with a beautiful full moon. It is dubbed the “Cold Moon” but names can depend on where you are. Per Space.com – “In the Southern Hemisphere, December is during the summer, and the Māori of New Zealand described the lunar months in November to December as Hakihea, meaning “birds are now sitting in their nests,” according to the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.” We all look at the same moon but have a different experience.

Art

Jamie Wyeth (American, b. 1946): Study for Ice Storm, Maine, 1998.

Thought

“Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?”

Chico Marx

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.