Sunday 26

Sep. 26th, 2010 11:25 pm
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Sunday 26- I did my stretches.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 71 to 104 degrees, slight breeze, humidity around 9 percent, clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Monday: Sunny, with a high near 101. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 69. Southeast wind at 6 mph becoming west.
I started the day by typing some Latin words into the Anki flashcard program and did a review. Then I did my pre-algebra studies. This chapter was on word problems; I hate word problems!
I read aloud from the textbook “Astronomy Today” about the Magnitude Scale. 6th magnitude is the limit of the human eye, the Sun is -26.7 magnitude, and the Hubble Space Telescope limit is at magnitude 30 (the lower the brightness the higher the number). “Absolute Magnitude is a star’s apparent magnitude when it is placed ten parsecs away from the observer.” Obviously Astronomers haven’t the ability yet to move stars around! :)
Dang hot outside! I stayed inside and called on family and friends that I missed yesterday.
NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft is now headed to comet Hartley 2 and a young scientist, Dr. Sebastien Besse, is blogging about it at The Daily Comet. As the little spacecraft that could nears Hartley 2 it takes images of the comet and Sebastien posts them on his blog. There are three images now posted one week apart; the latest was 09/20/2010. The spacecraft will rendezvous with the comet on November 4th and will be well worth watching The Daily Comet.
I went on my evening walk taking pictures of ant holes, why? Because I can! There’s lots of activity going on in them ant holes and it’s pretty cool to study them.
I watched the new episode of “Fringe”; I really love this show. And watched a short film called "Kirill" that was strange but interesting; a man from the future is trying to communicate with the present to stop an earth changing event.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar and broke a string, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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