Total Eclipse To Cross USA Aug. 21

Total Eclipse To Cross USA Aug. 21 — Southwest Kentucky is going to be the place to be come Aug. 21. A total eclipse will cross North America that day with the greatest totality of darkness being around Hopkinsville in the Bluegrass State.

The last time an eclipse crossed the United States was on June 8, 1918.

Pennsylvania unfortunately will miss it. 

Total Eclipse To Cross USA Aug. 21Total Eclipse To Cross USA Aug. 21

Springfield Streets Closed By Fallen Tree

Springfield Streets Closed By Fallen TreeSpringfield Streets Closed By Fallen Tree — This is Springfield Road at South Rolling Road in Springfield, Pa. shortly after 11 p.m., April 3. South Rolling was still blocked at the intersection and the street light there remained an an obtuse angle.  A windstorm that morning felled a large tree knocking wires into South Rolling and closing off the street at Cascade Road and Windsor Circle. Power was out for about an hour in the afternoon while PECO did repairs.

Kudos to the township for a fast response.

Springfield Streets Closed By Fallen Tree

Blue Moon 2015

Blue Moon 2015
Tonight’s moon is not going to look like this.

Tonight, July 31, there will be a blue moon. Many will go out and look at it. All will say it looks just like any other full moon. They will be right.

A “blue moon” is a full moon appearing a second time in a month. It’s a fairly rare occurrence happening once every 30 months or so.

The last blue moon was in August 2012. The next one will be in January 2018.

The moon has at times actually turned blue, it should be noted. This usually happens after a major volcanic eruption with the ash filtering the light reflected from the orb.

And the meaning of “blue moon” has changed slightly from when it came into use. It  originally meant the third full moon in a season that had four, understanding that seasons are considered to be three months long and hence typically have but three full moons.

Anyway, here is some music for you:

Blue Moon 2015

Tornado Tom Calls It

Tornado Tom Padula predicted yesterday, March 4, that the Philadelphia area would get its biggest snowstorm of the season today.

It looks like he was right. Tom said the snow would stop at about 5 p.m. and that he expects 4 to 8 inches with the likelihood of it being closer to the low end.

Tom is a 9th grader at Unionville High School.

We will see how it turns out.

Tornado Tom Calls It March 2015 Snowstorm
Springfield, Pa. at 10:49 a.m.
Tornado Tom Calls It