Jacksonville, FL — 5 weeks left in the Atlantic hurricane season: âTalking the Tropics With Mikeâ – updated everyday.
Pretty skies into this weekend & all one has to do is look up & find the moon! Very near the moon as it heads to the second full moon of the month on Halloween, are Saturn & Jupiter which are heading for a rare conjunction on Dec. 21st. Such a conjunction only occurs every 20 years, but the two planets will be at their closest conjunction since 1623! More info at EarthSky.org.
While Jacksonville has remained warm, humid & – at times – wet through Oct. (except for the first week), winter is off to a fast start across the Northern U.S. Even areas that are used to snow, have had an unseasonably early dose of snow & cold. The pic below is I-35 in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 19th.
The chilly Oct. âup northâ follows another warm September – the 2nd warmest on record going back to 1951 (#1 is Sept., 2015). From NOAA:
The average global temperature in September was 1.75 degrees F â 0.97 of a degree C â above the 20th-century average of 59.0 degrees F (15.0 degrees C).
This surpasses the average global temperatures for both September 2015 and 2016 by 0.04 of a degree F (0.02 of a degree C), which previously tied for the hottest Septembers on record.
The 10-warmest Septembers have all occurred since 2005, with the seven-warmest Septembers occurring in the last seven years.
Uranus, Jupiter, Moon, Sky, Saturn, Opposition
World news – GB – Buresh Blog: Moon/Jupiter/Saturn… Winterâs Fast Start âUp Northâ… Hot September