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The Sky This Week: Under the Full "Harvest" Moon on Sept. 29

9/27/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

By the Geoff Chester, U.S. Naval Observatory. The Moon starts the week in the company of Saturn, then moves eastward along the ecliptic through the dim autumnal constellations.  Full Moon occurs on the 29th at 5:58 am Eastern Daylight Time.  Look for Luna just above the bright glow of Jupiter… SEE MORE

Sea Glow by Flickr.

Why Does This Sea Glow in the Dark?

9/26/2023 by Param Bhatia

By From Aristotle to Darwin, humankind’s efforts to understand bioluminescence span thousands of years. It is one of the oldest fields of scientific study, and researchers today know a great deal about how it works, but mysteries remain. In this episode of Untold Earth we get in the water… SEE MORE

Strong Extratropical Cyclone Over the US Midwest by WikiCommons.

Bomb Cyclone Slams Pacific Northwest with Heavy Rain, Raising Threat of Debris Flows

9/25/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Most of the rain will be beneficial as the Pacific Northwest begins to recover from severe to extreme drought conditions. However, heavy rain could lead to flash flooding and debris flows in the burn scars across northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. A rapidly intensifying storm, called a bomb… SEE MORE

Krisin Forster, Harbormaster in Port Austin, MI. Image courtesy of Kristin.

Fifth Annual Harbormaster Appreciation Day to Be Celebrated on October 8, 2023

9/25/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

By US Harbors. Harbormasters Now Have Increased Responsibilities. Harbormasters around the country have seen exponential changes in their harbors these past few years. What once might have been a sleepy job in a remote community now requires significantly more attention due to the increased potential for local storm and flood… SEE MORE