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Where it all began… (at Sun Studio)

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If any animals start lining up here to wait, I’m outta here! “Noah?” “WHAT!?!?” (at Uptown Memphis)

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Mid-point of the holiday weekend, the Mid-South dries out a bit. More heat is in store for the area. More on your forecast here….

MID-HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN THE MID-SOUTH

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After showers/t-storms dwindled, skies cleared a bit allowing for a nice sunset on Sunday evening. More heat expected for the area later on this week, as well as continuing chances for showers and thunderstorms. 

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVELS

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Expected to continue a slow fall into the next few days. 

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST:

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Lows…

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Sunday sunset pix via the WREG-TV News Channel 3 On Your Side WeatherNet/WeatherBug cameras

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Almost sunset from the WREG-TV Tower Cam Sunday evening. 

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Kevin Dean of Literacy Mid-South - MBQ: Inside Memphis Business - June 2014 - Memphis, TN

Some call Kevin Dean a “book nerd,” but make no mistake, this isn’t a diss. With the staggering statistic of 120,000 individuals in Memphis who read below a third grade reading level, Dean is determined to make education, reading, and being a “book nerd” a positive moniker.

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Soggy morning in Memphis & the Mid-South as rain and clouds overspread the area. Looking at more sunshine later today, as the holiday weekend won’t be a complete washout. More weather available at www.wreg.com/weather and coming up tonight on WREG-TV News Channel 3.

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A few views of a sunset sliver on the WREG-TV News Channel 3 On Your Side WeatherNet/WeatherBug cameras.


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Saturday night weather wrap-up from the #WREG-TV News Channel 3 weather center.

MORE RAIN ON THE WAY or GRAB THE UMBRELLA IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY

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By Sunday evening late parts of the Mid-South may pick up even more rain to the tune of two inches or more. Flash flooding remains a possibility in some areas. More on your forecast after this awkward pause…

TONIGHT’S FORECAST   

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Lows tonight in the Mid-South dropping to the upper 60’s to lower 70’s. Winds: SSW @ 5-10 MPH.…

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idadarksky:

The Bortle Scale

The Bortle scale is a nine-level numeric scale that measures the night sky’s brightness of a particular location. It quantifies the astronomical observability of celestial objects and the interference caused by light pollution. John E. Bortle created the scale and published it in the February 2001 edition of Sky & Telescope magazine to help amateur astronomers evaluate the darkness of an observing site, and secondarily, to compare the darkness of observing sites. The scale ranges from Class 1, the darkest skies available on Earth, through Class 9, inner-city skies.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related: my archive of posts on light pollution…

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"a desire for our own far-off country… The scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never visited."

- C.S. Lewis describing his longing for Something more when he was still an atheist. (via nineteengoingon20)

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No words necessary. #sunset Saturday on the #mississippiriver (at Metal Museum)

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Science is a powerful tool that tries to understand how the universe works. It doesn’t ask why the universe is here; that’s a philosophical or theological question. Science is only interested in the mechanics of nature and how systems relate to each other.

Think of science as a pair of glasses that you put on, and when you look around at the same world that everyone else sees, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

A green leaf becomes an energy factory that turns sunlight directly into food for the plant. You can see down to the infinitesimally small world within an atom and discover the powerful forces at work there. You look up and see billions of other worlds, exploding stars, galaxies, out to the edge of the universe and back to the beginning of time. An odd-shaped rock becomes the leg bone of a giant creature that walked the Earth, long before humanity.

Perhaps most importantly, science sees relationships, the interconnectedness between systems. Ocean currents affect weather patterns, the weather affects life on land, volcanoes cool the climate.

As the great American naturalist John Muir wrote: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

Now, it seems that humanity is picking out just about everything in sight and affecting everything else on the planet.

And that’s why we need science to see those effects and remind ourselves that we are an intimate part of the whole system.

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Coyamito Agate Pseudomorph©Uwe Reier

Rancho Coyamito Norte, Mexico (2013).

Pseudomorphs in agate are quite rare but do occur in nodular agates from various locations, usually as a calcite or aragonite replacement. 

(via cosmo-nautic)

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