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August showers (and hail) bring September ________ .

Love summer storms.

Apple invitation to September 9 event.

Apple invitation to September 9 event.

Like daylight meteorites, incoming hail stones.

Like daylight meteorites, incoming hail stones.

The UI that belongs in a museum.

The UI that belongs in a museum.

"We can’t stop looking outside. Best #Aurora to date. Flying through huge loops of light." http://t.co/KmFkoMdYwG

Source:
@astro_reid #ISS astronaut Reid Wiseman

"We can’t stop looking outside. Best #Aurora to date. Flying through huge loops of light." http://t.co/KmFkoMdYwG

Source:
@astro_reid #ISS astronaut Reid Wiseman

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds
Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.
It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more.

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds

Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.

It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more.

Catch all my salmon with “color added.”

Catch all my salmon with “color added.”

This weekend’s sky at a glance. Prime Milky Way viewing.Source: @SkyandTelescope
This weekend’s sky at a glance. Prime Milky Way viewing.

Source: @SkyandTelescope

Who torched the sky? Bonus: snowcapped Rocky Mountain peaks.

Lightning flashed behind me just as I clicked. Major jiggle. Still, cool International Space Station flyover. Thank you, astronauts.

Lightning flashed behind me just as I clicked. Major jiggle. Still, cool International Space Station flyover. Thank you, astronauts.

Rainbow, rain shaft, sunset, Pot O’ Gold?

Cool air pushing in. 70s by weekend. Fall like.

Source:
KMGH-TV @mikenelson247

Had my name on them. NM goodness.

Had my name on them. NM goodness.

Space show: On Aug. 18, the closest Venus-Jupiter conjunction since 2000.

Space show: On Aug. 18, the closest Venus-Jupiter conjunction since 2000.

It’s still Summer. Fall is buffering. Enjoy these days.