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What do "they" / RSN look like?

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on Saturdays from 11am -12pm WV time
currently 1500-1600 UTC
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NEO Foundation
The SMART Center Weather Page
Wheeling, WV
Cool Science

Click for Wheeling, West Virginia Forecast

Click for Wheeling, West Virginia Forecast  

Central US Earthquakes USGS

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because the challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win...
...Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, "Because it is there." Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there."  
John Fitzgerald Kennedy  12 Sept, 1962

Other Weather
Anchorage & Alaska Weather
Hobart, Tasmania

Weather Pole to Pole

Weather around the Equator

Multi-Frequency Sun

Solar Max / Solar Cycle

Hawai'i Links

Ka'u HS Weather

Hawaii Eruption Images

Halemaumau Lava Lake

Pu'u O'o Live HVO Halema'ma'u
Halema'uma'u Overlook    
Kilauea Eruption Update

  Radar and Satellite Weather

48 states and a bit of Canada and Mexico Radar

Wheeling area Radar

Visible GOES


Water Vapor GOES



Surface Air Pressure - Isobars

UTC 2300 image

Surface Temperatures
For a good loop, and current image Click Here

Global Sea Temp

World Sea Surface Temperature and storms
NAtlantic Sea Temp

North Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature - Watch the Gulf Stream

Wheeling Area Nexrad Radar

Wintersville, OH

Wintersville, OH (just west of Steubenville)

Need another graphic for weather, so, while I'm waiting, check out:

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Prehistoric Planet   Prehistoric Planet

Global water vapor

Scale for Water Vapor image

Water in the atmosphere that can fall as rain (if the conditions are right!)
Compare to the cloud maps above.
SSMI/SSMIS/TMI-derived Total Precipitable Water - Global

For Current Ohio / Mississippi River Valley Earthquakes


World Earthquakes

World Earthquakes

Where is ISS

This is where the International Space Station is Currently
dotted line means it is in shadow, continuous line means its in sunlight

The Sun - Driver of the Weather

The Sun - extreme UV - 131 Å - 10,000,000 K

Click on the image for the sun in different frequencies!

The sun in sort of visible light

The Sun - Continuum - about what it would look like if you looked at it direct
(please ONLY look at the sun with proper filters!)

What does a Spotted Sun Look Like (from 2001 - the last peak)

rotating sun from STEREO

The sun according to STEREO - a pair of spacecraft "ahead" and"behind" the Earth's orbit,
to allow more of the sun to be seen. In the EUV at 195 Å (similar to the SOHO image)

Soho for Comets and more
The Area around the sun - Watch for CME and Comets!
Sometimes Planets can be seen passing through the view. The random streaks are Cosmic Ray Strikes
Use the Sky Map at to find out what planets are wandering through


Solar Flux -a measure of the energy coming to us from the sun,shows how active the sun is
A is a moving average of the K,
K is a measure of the Geomagnetic activity (a good aurora predictor!)

Space Weather Glossary

Auroral Maps Extrapolated and forcast from NOAA Polar Orbiting Satellites


NOAA Northern Hemisphere Aurora Map

Aurora Australis

NOAA Southern Hemisphere Aurora Map

Antarctic Sky Cam
Watch for Aurora - and Southern Constellations / Magellanic Clouds

Syowa Base, Antarctica
Aurora (if visible) From Poker Flats, Alaska

Live Aurora Cam at Poker Flats, Alaska (N of Fairbanks)
(look in winter when it is dark in Alaska)
courtesy - NICT, Japan

Live Aurora Cam from Sweden
(look in Winter / when it's dark in Sweden!)


Hawaii Island (the Big Island) Mountain Webcams
If the moon is up, sometimes you can see the domes. Occasionally a laser "guide star" can be seen!

Gemini Telescope Dome
Gemini Dome - Mauna Kea - from CFHT

CFHT Dome - Mauna Kea - from Gemini
"Gemini" is the Gemini North Telescope - they have a twin in Chile

"stars" seen at night are "bad pixels" in the camera
CHFT is the "Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope"

"stars" seen at night are "bad pixels" in the camera

View from Mauna Kea
View from Mauna Kea - from UKIRT

Mauna Kea from NOAA Clean Air Station - Mauna Loa
UKIRT is the "United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope"
This is place where the Keeling Curve comes from!


Other Earth / Space Science Webcams (changes occasionally with the season and topics)

Antarctic Mania

It's Winter in Antarctica, so most of the cams show darkness...

Click for Amundsen-scott, Antarctica Forecast

View from NOAA South Pole
The view from South Pole (NOAA)

If it is Dark - The camera is off for the winter :-)

On ~early September  /  Off  ~mid April

Click for McMurdo, Antarctica Forecast

View from NZ Scott Base - McMurdo Sound - Antarctica
The View from Scott Base - McMurdo Sound (New Zealand Antarctic)
Around the corner from McMurdo

Second Camera!!!

Third Camera

Click for Base Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica Forecast

Last penguin seen this season - May 10-11 2013
When will the first one show up next season?

Click for Base Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica Forecast

Bernardo O'Higgins view

What the Penguin Cam looks like

PenguinCam big View

Bernardo O'Higgins Penguins

Penguins and Radio Astronomy

PenguinCam big View

Bernardo O'Higgins Penguins
Penguins and Radio Astronomy

Peng Cam

Bernardo O'Higgins Penguins

Peng Cam

Bernardo O'Higgins Penguins

Zoom of the one to the left

Click for Rothera Point, Antarctica Forecast

The view from the bridge of the RRS James Clark Ross

Other British Antarctic Survey Locations:

RRS Shackleton - Rothera 1 - Rothera 2 - Bird Island - Halley

Click for Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Forecast

South Georgia

Larsen House, King Edward Point
Occasional King Penguins, Fur Seals, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Skuas, Gulls!

Click on the image for a second webcam view.

Rothera and South Georgia bases are operated by the BAS - British Antarctic Survey


The World is Round!!!

This section will slowly add more webcams to help with the understanding that the world is round, as well as "tilted"
"Night" depends on where you are! North - South - East - West!

Compare the Barrow (Farthest North Alaska) with the Antarctic Cams - and the Map of the World with the Day/Night section
The Earth is tilted

Click for Barrow, Alaska Forecast

Barrow Sea Ice Cam
Barrow, Alaska - The world is round!!!

 Aloha - I made the first version of this for my classes,
so a lot of the links are for Hawaii. 
Know of any good (educational/weather) Links I should Add???

What would you like to see on this?

Let me know via the e-mail below!

Website recommendations
Software Recommendations
Disclaimers and all that
Pu'u O'o Live -- Halema'uma'u Live
Pu'u 'O'o Thermal
Halema'uma'u Lava Lake
 -  Halemau'uma'u Thermal
Mauna Loa Summit

Hawaii Earthquakes
WxtoImg - NOAA / Weather satellite image capture
(Win - Mac - Lin)

Most of the images are from external websites - USGS, NOAA,

Mauna Kea Webcams UKIRT-JCMT 
WXtrack - Satellite tracking (Win)

Hawaii Volcano Observatory, Weather Underground,

Mauna Loa Webcams
Graphic Converter (Mac)

Australian Antarctic Division, New Zealand Antarctic, US NPS, various Mauna Kea

Australian Antarctic Webcams
Davis - Casey - Mawson - Macquarie 
Firefox (Win - Mac - Lin)

observatories. The URLs from them can tell you where I got them.

Arctic Webcams

- if they are yours and you object to the way I'm using them for my

Mt St Helens Webcam HD
Old Faithful - Geyser - Yellowstone webcam
Google Earth - Now with Moon, Mars and Sky
(and a flight simulator)

- classes - drop a line and I'll remove then, add or change the acknowledgements.

Weather Underground
Document made with KompoZer
Thank you in advance
Celestrak - Keplerian Elements to track Satellites

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