Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weather Advisory: Lunar Eclipse, Winter Solstice Overlap First Time In 456 Years

Weather dependent, North America will be treated to a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning. What makes this eclipse rare is that it coincides with the winter solstice, a feat that has not occurred in over 350 years.

Winter Storms pounding the West Coast

Record rainfall causes flooding, road closures, crashes; flood advisory extended until 7:15 p.m.
Rain expected to last until Christmas
Downpours Send Santa Barbara Rainfall Totals Soaring

Thursday, November 25, 2010

FELIX: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

FELIX THE CAT 1932 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wiki: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

"In 1927, Felix the Cat became the first official parade balloon. Macy's filled the rubber animal with helium but didn't have a plan for deflating it when the parade was done, so Felix was just released into the air. He popped, of course, so the next year officials released balloons again, but incorporated release valves designed to let the helium leak out slowly over the course of a week. The balloons' release received much publicity; Macy's claimed that they would float hundreds of miles away from New York before landing softly in fields or people's yards. Stitched into balloons was a return address, and those who found one could return it to Macy's for a $100 reward. Unfortunately their flights weren't so peaceful. Out of five balloons, three landed in Long Island (one was torn to pieces by neighbors competing for the prize), one drifted into the East River, and one floated out to sea never to return. Stubbornly, Macy's tried the balloon release again, but in 1932 an errant balloon wrapped itself around a passing airplane's wing, sending it into a tailspin."
Earth Cam


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New kitten August 24, 2010

New kitten August 24, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010