Friday, January 15, 2010

RT @LinkedIn: Haiti Relief: LinkedIn Group to solicit help & find opps to volunteer & donate -
Chennai - Getting COLD again tonight, after a week of WARM nights.
RT @ianwilhelm: Clinton Foundation has raised $5.2 million online for Haiti from more than 58,000 donations as of this morning
RT @whitehouse: Amazing! Americans raise $8M+ for @RedCross by texting HAITI to 90999 ($10 charged to your cell bill)
RT @bastylefilegirl: RT @SplendoraHQ: RT @huffingtonpost Madonna Donates $250K To Haiti
RT @BarbRad: RT @uscoastguard: CDR Durham, first U.S. military commander to respond to Haiti earthquake, on CNN
RT @ibwhitty: Clooney, other celebrities to join Haiti telethon -
RT @iranangel: /@greensisters: RT @gemswinc: Search and Rescue Dogs from Around the World Go to Haiti
Haiti - Red Cross ventured an estimate of up to 50,000 deaths .. FULL PHOTO report ..
Another moisture push happening from Arabian sea into Coastal Karnataka ... .. More showers possible for Karnataka.
RT @melwyn29: South India lost its winter season ??????...>>> Cold wave coming up after 20-Jan-2010, till 15-Feb-2010
The present Easterlies will last only till 20-Jan-2010.. After that VERY dry and COLD phase till 15-Feb ..
Year 2010 to witness three more eclipses ...
RT @ankur_luvs5: Saw d eclipse wid x ray sheet..Its lookin awesome guyz. .
RT @prakash_chn: Current update.. In chennai 85% of sun is covered by moon.. Fantastic moments in my life..
RT @phyowaithu82: trying to see the longest solar eclipse in mellineum!
RT @vishalshenira: ha ha... i look up to da sky.. i can see Solar Eclipse now in Colombo @RealKevinRudolf @jaysean
RT @devav2: ppl in office are watching the sun with CD/DVD and they are able view the eclipse :D
Chennai - Mild, dry & Clear day helped people to witness the Rare spectacle.
Chennai - Eclipse - Shadow Slowly moving away from Sun.
RT @myjino: good visibility for the eclipse in kochi..get out now to see the peak eclipse
Chennai - Skies are Almost totally CLEAR to witness this Solar spectacle at 1:30:5 pm
RT @nayakgirin: All in chennai, the Solar eclipse wil be at its best at 13.30.
RT @deniemel: its 1318 hrs and am here in chennai witnessing the longest eclipse of the century with my special glasses... en i should say its awesome...
RT @indyank: It has gone dark now here in chennai solareclipse
Chennai - Eclipse Nearing its greatest phase .. 6 minutes more
Nagercoil, Kanyakumari .. Eclipse at its FULL now 1:23pm
RT @SheepStop: solar eclipse with a twist
Chennai - Eclipse - Timing of Greatest phase at 1:30:5 PM
Chennai - Eclipse - now 11:34am, Very less cloud formation... warm & humid. Chennai will get a CLEAR sky to view the eclipse.
"LIVE" - Annular Solar Eclipse - 15-Jan-2010 ...
Path of eclipse over Southern India ..
Annular Solar Eclipse: January 15 2010 .. FULL REPORT ..

Annular Solar Eclipse - 15-Jan-2010 "LIVE"

RT @bobmaina: The solar eclipse is now being witnessed in Nairobi Kenya
RT @MeetuSingh: all temples to remain closed during solar eclipse
RT @palashbh: Next eclipse in 1033 years later
RT @Archit_: longest Solar eclipse of last 1000 yrs is about to begin,dont miss to watch but not with your naked eyes,use photo negatives to see through
RT @jalajmathur: gone to see the Solar Eclipse ... For the first time feeling lucky to be here in Trivandrum !!! ;)
Tamil Nadu Solar Eclipse Time in January 2010 – Chennai Surya Grahanam January 15 ...
India:: Cloud, rains likely to mar solar eclipse watch ...
Chennai - Eclipse timing from 11:25:32 AM to 03:15:13 PM

Cloud, rains likely to mar solar eclipse watch

Eager sky watchers awaiting the longest annular solar eclipse of this millennium on Friday are likely to be greeted by partly cloudy sky and isolated rains.

An India Meteorological Department (IMD) outlook said that these less than promising “eclipse watch” conditions would prevail along an arc extending right from the country's northeast to southwest.

The partial cloud cover may in this manner hang over Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Cloud Cover

The Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota and the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (Terls) at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre where elaborate arrangements have been made to track the celestial spectacle are expected to variously fall under the cloud cover on the appointed day.

With one day to go, satellite pictures on Wednesday showed the presence of a bank of massive clouding off Indonesia and adjoining east Indian Ocean and southeast Bay of Bengal looking threateningly at Sri Lanka and southern Indian peninsula.

Meanwhile, minimum temperatures over the Indo-Gangetic plains were below normal by 2 to 5 deg Celsius over parts of west Rajasthan and the Indo-Gangetic plains. Maximum temperatures were appreciably below normal over most parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and isolated pockets of west Rajasthan.

Cold day conditions continued to prevail over most parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and extended eastwards over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya.

Rains Over North-west

Isolated to scattered rainfall has occurred over most parts of northwest and central India and snowfall over western Himalayan region.

This is even as a trough in mid-tropospheric westerlies is expected to affect the western Himalaya region during the next 24 hours.

The trough represents a low-pressure area with ascending motion of air, which on cooling falls down as either or snow, depending on the respective altitudes.

The IMD has forecast scattered rainfall to continue over parts of plains of northwest and adjoining central India until Wednesday evening. Isolated to scattered rainfall activity over east India during the next two days.

Forecast up to Saturday spoke about the possibility of fog to very dense fog conditions in the morning hours over the plains of northwest India during next 24 hours and over entire Indo-Gangetic plains thereafter.

A slight rise has been indicated in maximum temperatures over the Indo-Gangetic plains from Thursday onwards. But cold day conditions may continue to occur over some parts of the plains during the next two days.

The minimum temperatures are expected to fall over northwest and central India during next three days as the westerly system moves east yielding space for cold northerly to northwesterlies.

Meanwhile, an easterly wave has been affecting south peninsular India over the past two days. This has also triggered confluence of opposing winds over central and east India, which would continue for the next two days as well.

According to the Chennai Regional Met Centre, rainfall has been reported from a few places over interior Karnataka over the past 24 hours.

Isolated rainfall occurred over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu and coastal Karnataka as the rains propagated north-northeast into the interior. Bellary recorded a heavy rainfall of seven cm during this period.

Forecast until Friday spoke about the possibility of further rains at a few places over Andhra Pradesh. Isolated rain has been forecast over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Lakshadweep, south interior Karnataka, coastal and north interior Karnataka.

An outlook by the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction continued to predict that the scattered rainfall over the peninsula would continue until January 20.
Dhanushkodi will see the best part of the eclipse between 1:15 and 1:30 pm
Chennai - "Eclipse Day" - Going to be Warm, mostly clear skies with some LOW cloud formation.
Effect of the solar eclipse on all rashis ..
Chennai - Another HIGH morning low temperature .. 25.4°C (5:43am)