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5!, !' i ~ ~ i Friday Mostly Cloudy 65 / 57 Preeip Chance: 20% Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny Few Showers Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy 64/54 63/54 61/51 64/-52 63/51 65/54 Precip Chance: 20% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 30% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 10% 10-21115161718191101 11+ I 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very, High, 11 +: Extreme Exposure Dat /aMa Low No als emrjla 3/27 62 - 50 66/52 0.00" 3/28 68 52 66/53 0.00" 3/29 76 60 66/53 0.00" 3/30.68 52 66/53 0.00" 3/31 61 50 66/53 0.00" 4/1 70 53 67/53 0.00" 4/2 71 49 67/53 0.00" Where did the term u j r "hurricane" come from ? "l!a~i JO pOD q.tmD 'tmomnH tuoaj poA!.lop sen 1I :TJ;K'gHV 6~n-~ o7-~-6, hi~ temperature o7"~5~, ~f D.~ AM 67%. The record high temperature for today is 101 Fri 7:03-9~.03 set in 1989. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with a Sat 7:49-9:49 slight chance f rain, vemight lw f 57" The recrd Sun 8:34-10:34 low for tonight is 39 set in 1975. Saturday, skies will Mon 9:17-11:17 be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers, high Tue 9:59-11:59 temperature of 64, humidity of 89%. Skies will be Wed 10:42-12:42 lmrtly cloudy Saturday night with a slight chance of Thu 11:25-1:25 showers, overnight low of 54. Expect mostly sunny skies Sunday with a high temperature of 63. Skies will become partly cloudy Monday with a 30% chance of showers, high temperature of 61. PM 6:33-8:33 7:19-9:19 8:04-10:04 8:47-10:47 9:29-11:29 10:12-12:12 10:55-12:55 Avalon Catalina Harbor Low Low Low Low Fri 7:43am l:52am8:39pm 2:181ma Fri 7:48am 2:00am8:44pm 2:26pm Sat 8:29am 2:35am9:07pm 2:52pm Sat 8:34am 2:43am9:12pm 3:00pro Sun . 9:10 am 3:13 am 9:.33 pm 3:22 pm Sun 9:15 am3:21 am 9:38 pm3:30 pm Mon 9:47am 3:48am9:.58pm3:49pm Mon 9:52am 3:56am10:03pm3:57pm Tue 10:23am4:22am10:.22pro 4:14pm Tue 10:28am4:30am10:27pro 4:22pm Wed ll:00am4:56am10:47pm4:39pm Wed ll:05am5:04am10:52pm4:47pm Thu ll:38am5:31amll:12pm5:03pro Thu ll:43am5:39amll:17pm5:llpm - Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes which ripped through central Arkansas. The severe thunderstorms also produced high winds and baseball size hail. Five counties were declared disaster areas by President Carter. Moonri i Full(~t x Fri 6:31a.m.7:18p.m.4:14p.m. 4:40a.m.~ New 4/11~ Sat 6:30 a.m. 7:19 p.m. 5:12 p.m.5:17 a.m. W 4/26 Sun 6:28 a.m. 7:20 p.m.6:08 p.m. 5:51 a.m. Mon 6:27 a.m. '7:20 p.m. 7:04 p.m. 6:25 a.m. Last~-/,r~ Tue.6:26a.m.7:21 p.m. 7:59p.m.6:58a.m. rJ~N~ First 4/19 ~k~ Wed 6:25 a.m. 7:22 p.m. 8:53 p.m. 7:32 a.m. L ,= ,'~ ]~ 5/2 Thu 6:23 a.m. 7:23 p.m. 9:47 p.m. 8:07 a.m. Last Week, I spoke about the smiley moon, a condition that oectws during the spring months of each year, February through May, when the thin homed moon seen in the western sky after sundown appears to change position at a steep angle to the wes'~a horizon from night to night. :~. The bow of the crescent, which points to the sun's position below the horizon, is nearly parallel to the horizon creating the mouth of the smile. ~t , Imagination is necessary for the eyes. The steep angle of the ecliptic, the plane of the Eardi's orbit projected into stm~, also affects the positions ~- of the planets to the horizon causing their orbits to be inclined to the landscape at a steep angle. Currently, the most elusive of the naked eye ~- ' planets, Mercury, is benefiting from this conditiorL Dmfng the past several weeks, the Messenger God, moving in a counterclockwise direction, ..m~ ~ a(omld the back of the sun, becoming visible in the western sky about 45 minutes after sundowrL On April Fools Day it reaches its greatest eastern ,~llt~" |[elongaaon which.for this apparition is a measly !9 degrees from tbe sun. Meretay can be as far away as 28 degrees from Sol, so at this elongation, we are viewing ....... || Mercmy when it is near to its closest distance from the sun. Nineteen degrees is not a large angle to be positioned away from the sun,- but when that distance is on ]| an orbital path that is Upped about 70 degrees to the honzon, it is distant enough to. be easily seen after sundown. In addition, the Earth's rotation will take nearly ]| 90 minutes before Mercury sets providing enough time to view the smallest planet in a nearly dark sky. You'll need a good western horizon. Be at your observing ]1 location about 40 minutes afmr sundown. Mercmy will still be at a enmfurtable altitude of 10 degreus; that is equivalent to a fist held at arm's length, thumb on top, 1| bottom of the fast on the horizon. Use binoculars to scan the m'ea above the horizon which has the greatest glow. tf you pick up a starlike object, it will be Mercmy. U However, during this week Mercmy starts sliding back towards the sun, mad its brighmess decreases by about three times. Much success! April7 through April13 Shows Nightly at 7:30 Rated PG-13 Admission:Adult $15.00 Senior & Child $13.00 Every Tuesday $10.00 Admission For More Information Call 310-510-0179 Dana Point Long Beach. Wilmington Marina del Re), THE CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, April 7, 2017 i 11