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Around the globe, we Brits are often thought of in a stereotypical way, among other things, we all have bad teeth, we all know the Queen, we have a stiff upper lip, and of course, we are all obsessed with the weather.  Personally speaking, my teeth are fine, I’ve unfortunatly never had the pleasure of meeting HRH, but, I am obsessed with the weather.  What started off as sky watching and catching the regional weather forecast, has turned into me setting up my own weather station in the back garden for my own use, to setting up this website so others can keep up to date with local weather, and worldwide events.  Please feel free to send in any interesting weather/landscape related photos that may be used around the site.  We also welcome any updates on local weather, and this along with any photos can be sent to info@southtyneweather.co.uk

Some of the background facts and information (in weather explained) on this site have been taken from elsewhere, such as how tsunamis are generated, what causes earthquakes etc, but all thoughts on the weather and forecasts are my own

Latest Blog: Supermoon/Lunar eclipse 28th September 2015
Posted on: September 27, 2015 by Admin
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So you may have heard it on the news or read it in the papers that there is going to be a luna eclipse in the early hours of tomorrow morning.  As this is happening when the moon is so close to the earth the moon appears a lot bigger than normal, and it is referred to as a supermoon.  This rare occurance of a supermoon and a luna eclipse happens only once every 33 years, meaning the last one was seen in 1982.

Tomorrows lunar eclipse will begin at 1.10am with the full eclipse happening at around 3am.  The moon will be at its shortest distance from the Earth, when it will be 226,000 miles away and will appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is at its furthermost point.  During the eclipse the moon will turn a blood red colour, hence it often being referred to as a blood moon.  There have been 4 eclipses over the past 2 years at an interval of 6 months between them, which in itself is unusual.  The reason the moon will look red is that the earths atmosphere scatters more blue light making the light that reaches the moons surface mostly red.

End of days??

Some religious groups believe that this event is going to mark the beginning of the end for us, referring to this quote:

Joel 2:31 in the Bible says: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes.”

Providing this doesn’t happen!! I would love any photos you get of the moon to either be sent into liz@southtyneweather.co.uk,  you can send me them on twitter @jarrowforecast we can be found on Facebook, under South Tyneside weather.

Happy sky watching!

photo credit to ktla.com

Latest Blog: The Northern Lights by Emily Martin, aged 10
Posted on: March 18, 2015 by Admin
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The northern lights, or the Aurora Borealis is created by the interaction of the solar wind, a stream of charged particles break out of the Sun,  and our planet’s magnetic field and atmosphere. As the solar wind approaches and twists into the Earth’s magnetic field it lets some  charged particles from the Sun to enter the Earth’s atmosphere. As the charged particles come they glow.The solar wind can cause the Earth’s magnetic field lines to detach from the planet. When these field lines pushback  into there position; the charged particles from the solar wind are pushed into the Earth’s atmosphere causing the aurora or northern lights. The more magnetic field lines that detach and push back; the further south the Northern Lights can be seen. 

Yesterday at nightfall the northern lights were actually visible in several parts of the UK, including the north east of England.

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Latest Blog: Solar Eclipse 2015 by Emily Martin, aged 10
Posted on: March 18, 2015 by Admin
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What is the Solar Eclipse? 

On Friday 20th March 2015, a solar eclipse will occur across the far Northern regions of Europe and the Acrtic. It will last for 2 minutes and 46 seconds. This will be the last total solar eclipse in Europe for over a decade, the next not being until August 12, 2026.

 

How does this happen? 

A solar eclipse is an event that takes place on Earth when the Moon moves in its orbit between Earth and the Sun. It happens at a New Moon. During an eclipse, the Moon’s shadow moves across Earth’s surface. This also happens when the moon completely covers the sun's disc.  Depending on the angles of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, there can be between 2 and 5 solar eclipses each year. A total solar eclipse can happen once every 1-2 years. This makes them very rare events. The longest a total solar eclipse can last is 7.5 minutes. If any planets are in the sky at the time of a total solar eclipse, they can be seen as points of light.

Safety alert!

Whatever you do DO NOT look at the sun because it will quickly damage your eyes.  You should also not take a photograph because the lens on the camera is exactly the same as your eye lens so if you look into the camera you will probably damage your eye sight. Although it is an exceptional sight you still need to protect yourself! 

Photo taken from:  http://www.mhdt.org.uk/solar-eclipse/ 

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