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Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Clear Sky Clocks

Does anyone watch the sky? Does anyone read side blogs? I do, to both. Author Mark Laidlaw is posting to BoingBoing's side blog this week. Apparently, he's concerned about Seattle's unpredictable skies. Doesn't it rain there almost all the time?

Someone sent him a link to the Clear Sky Clock. This is a very cool site with very cool technology which is totally over my head. Anyway, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say there are a bunch of Illinois clear sky clocks, including one at Site M which is not far from here.

He also posted a link to the Aurora Alarm:

The only system of its kind in the world, it uses data from two detector sites (in Washington and Illinois) to alert users in real time when the aurora appears in the sky. In four years, it has successfully detected more than twenty occurrences of the northern lights.

Very cool. I didn't know that.

Posted by Marie at July 9, 2003 11:23 PM