Three planets for the price of one in the night sky this weekend! Look northwest about 40min after sunset and you can see Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. Visible again Sunday night too.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear with a low of 46. Lighter wind.
The satellite covering the east coast is out of service. It cannot find the earth. It malfunctioned overnight, but a backup is being implemented. It’s crucial to get a satellite up and running as it’s one of the first things meteorologist look at to see if storms are developing.
Here’s the announcement:
GOES-13 suffered an anomaly overnight — the Star Tracker is not functioning, which means the satellite cannot find the Earth. The anomaly started at 0340 UTC 22 May, and at 0429 UTC, GOES West (GOES-15) began a full disk schedule.
GOES-14, in standby at 105 W, has been activated; the first images from GOES-14 will be available at 0500 UTC 23 May. In the meantime, GOES engineers are working on a solution to GOES-13′s problems. An update from the Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) is scheduled for around Noon eastern time.
This is so sad. Dogs are such loyal amd. amazing creatures.