Observations for February 2018

The end of January sure foretold what the beginning of February would bring: Lots of different kinds of weather! Snow. Rain. Sunshine. We seem to be having unusually wild swings in temperature, too. One time it swung through a range of 70° in a single week, from -10° to + 60°. Yikes!

Let’s hope it settles down for at least a few days of clear and cold so that we get a few clear and dark nights. Nights of calm, dry air from the ground to the top of our atmosphere, making for wonderful star-gazing. Our astronomical forecast for Kent show what the “seeing” will be like for the next day or so. It’s updated every day. Our sky chart for Kent shows where the stars and planets are in the sky at whatever time and date you choose.

Take a look around then share what you find with the 160+ subscribers to the Kent CAC Nature Almanac! It’s easy — click here then scroll to the end of the page and fill in the form. (Your first observation might take a little while to show up since we need to manually process it to help keep “spam” to a minimum.) We’ll pick your observation up and assemble it with others for publication at the end of the month. Or, if you’d prefer, you can send your observations to almanac@kentcac.info. Either way works!