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Listen to Radio Science News -> WVLY
Listen to RSN -> via AudioStreaming Project
What do "they" / RSN look like?
(Radio Science News is presented on WVLY 1370 AM and streaming
on Saturdays from 11am -12pm WV time
currently 1500-1600 UTC
Occasionaly rebroadcast later on Saturdays and Sundays on the AudioStreamingProject)

NEO Foundation
The SMART Center Weather Page
Wheeling, WV
Cool Science

Click for Wheeling, West Virginia Forecast

.........Click for Wheeling, West Virginia Forecast ..........

moon phase

Central US Earthquakes USGS

Other Weather
Anchorage & Alaska Weather
Hobart, Tasmania

Weather Pole to Pole

Weather around the Equator

Multi-Frequency Sun

Note to Teachers - How to Zoo
Hawaii Links

Ka'u HS Weather

Hawaii Eruption Images
Pu'u O'o Live HVO Halema'ma'u
Halema'uma'u Overlook - Best at night    
Kilauea Eruption Update


Wheeling Area Radar and Satellite Weather

Wheeling area Radar

Visible GOES


Water Vapor GOES



Surface Air Pressure - Isobars

UTC 1100 image

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

Click the Triangle in the Circle Icon to get the Big data out of the way

PenguinCam big View

Global Sea Temperatuures

PenguinCam big View

North Atlantic Sea Temperatures

Radar View of the Ohio Valley - thanks WCHS tv

Steubensville cam

Steubensville Towercam - not always on time or on :-)

Click on the World Sunlight Map link below to See Larger Versions and choose Different Map Projections
Watch for the Equinox (~Mar/Sept 21) and Solstice (~June/Dec 21)

So - You'd like an interactive one of these.... I haven't made one, however, there is a really cool one HERE
For even more fun, you can have it view from satellites, moon, sun....

Central US Earthquakes

Central US Earthquakes  

World Earthquakes

World Earthquakes

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 - 195 angstrom - 1,500,000 K

Click on the image for the sun in different frequencies!

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

Sunspots near the equator are Cycle 23
spots farther North or South are new Cycle 24 spots

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

The Area around the sun - Watch for CME and Comets!
Occasionally, Planets can be seen. The random streaks are Cosmic Ray Strikes


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!)
Solar Activity Glossary


NOAA Northern Hemisphere Aurora Map
The Red Arrow points to the Sun ("noon")


NOAA Southern Hemisphere Aurora Map
The Red Arrow points to the Sun ("noon")



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 - 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

Bernardo O'Higgins Penguins

Moulting / and some youngsters waiting to go

Click for Amundsen-scott, Antarctica Forecast

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

Camera turned OFF April 19, 2010
Sunset Mar 24, 2010 or so... Getting colder and darker!

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

It's near the solstice, and Scott Base is in its "days of night"

Click for Base Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica Forecast

  Zoom In | Normal | Zoom Out

ZOOMable PenguinCam at Bernardo O'Higgins
When will the last penguin be seen this season???
Sometime between April 16 and 27... did you see it??? let me know!!!

A snowy sheathbill occasionally perches on the stone monument...

Click for Base Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica Forecast

Bernardo O'Higgins view

Penguins are at sea for the winter!

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

Rothera - Antarctic Peninsula

They've changed the naming of the file, so this isn't changing.... drat!

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 Click for Giza, Egypt Forecast

Barrow Sea Ice Cam

Pyramid Cam
Barrow, Alaska - The world is round!!! The Pyramids - The world is round!!!

North Pole (nearby) weather station

The 2010 installation is here!!!!   

On the ice - on the Arctic Ocean


 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 -- Mauna Loa Summit
Claris Home Page (Win - Mac (10.2 and before))
Hawaii Earthquakes -- East 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 - MKO at night
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

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

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

Arctic Webcams
OrbiTrack 2.1.5 - Satellite tracking (Mac (Sys 7,8,9))

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

Mt St Helens Webcam
Old Failthful - Geyser - Yellowstone webcam
Google Earth - Now with 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

Updated 19 Mar 2010 --- Page by ted Brattstrom - 2007-2008-2009-2010