1. Autumn 2023

    As autumn approaches, many wonder when cooler conditions will arrive in the US and if snowflakes will fall before Halloween. AccuWeather's annual fall forecast, compiled by meteorologist Paul Pastelok and his team of long-range forecasters, reveals that El NiƱo will be a driving factor behind the weather patterns across the US this autumn. While summery weather will linger into the start of autum…Read More

  2. Weather for Lodi 9-24-23

    Sunday will have partly cloudy skies with a high of around 80F and winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night, there will be a few clouds with a low of 56F and winds from the south at 5 to 10 mph. On Monday, mostly cloudy skies are expected in the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. The high temperature will be around 77F, with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph. Ther…Read More

  3. The Night Sky for the Week of 9-24-23

    Good evening! I hope you're enjoying the start of fall. September 22 marks the equinox night, meaning fall has officially begun in the Northern Hemisphere! The Sun has crossed the equator, heading south for the season, and the days will keep getting shorter. Coincidentally, Deneb will take over from brighter Vega as the zenith star shortly after nightfall for skywatchers at mid-northern latitudes.…Read More

  4. Nuclear Aurora

    Did you know that humans once triggered aurora with a nuclear bomb? It's true! On July 9, 1962, the United States detonated a thermonuclear bomb named Starfish Prime above the Pacific Ocean at an altitude of 250 miles. The resulting burst of radiation and electromagnetic particles created an artificial geomagnetic storm, which set off a display of human-created aurora. The seven-minute-long light …Read More

  5. Weather for Lodi 9-17-23

    It will be mostly sunny on Sunday with a few clouds and a high of 86F. There will be some winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night will be partly cloudy with a low of 58F and winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph. Moving on to Monday, expect abundant sunshine with a high of around 85F and winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night will be mostly clear with a low of 59F and winds from …Read More

  6. The Night Sky for the Week of 9-17-23

    Hello, here are some tips for stargazing for the week of Friday, September 15th. In the southern sky after dark, look for the 1st-magnitude star Altair and its little marker Tarazed to the upper right. The constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin, can be seen about a fist to Altair's upper left, while the smaller Sagitta, the Arrow, is not quite as far straight above Altair. In the early dawn of mid-S…Read More

  7. The Summer Triangle 2023

    Hey there! With daylight hours getting shorter in the Northern Hemisphere, stargazing hours are getting longer throughout September! If you're curious about the September solstice, it falls on September 23rd at 2:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Early September will feature Moon-free skies in the early evening, and the Harvest Moon will follow on September 29th. During September, the Moon's orbit ma…Read More

  8. Weather for Lodi 9-10-23

    It will be a beautiful Sunday with plenty of sunshine and a high of 94F. The winds will be light and variable. Sunday night will bring clear skies with a low of 59F and light and variable winds. Monday will be another sunny day with a high of 96F and winds coming from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night will have a few clouds with a low of 59F and winds coming from the south at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesd…Read More

  9. The Night Sky for the Week of 9-10-23

    Stargazers can observe some fascinating celestial events in the night sky this week. On Friday, September 8th, the Great Square of Pegasus will be visible in the east after dark, while the Andromeda constellation can be seen from the big line of three 2nd-magnitude stars extending from the Square's left corner. Cassiopeia will also be visible in the upper left. On Saturday, September 9th, the wani…Read More

  10. The Goddess Ishtar 9-3-23

    The world's first goddess of love and war, Ishtar, was a powerful force in ancient Mesopotamia, capable of upending earthly order and producing sharp changes in status. Ishtar was a love deity closely related to romantic, familial, loving bonds between communities, and sexual love. Still, she was also a warrior deity with a potent capacity for vengeance. Ishtar's role in her husband's death earned…Read More