Bernie Badger: Moon, Mercury pair up tonight
Saturday night, the moon will be a little higher, lining up with bright Jupiter and Pollux ... As the Earth rotates, the points at a given latitude move along the parallel. Our latitude affects how the celestial equator passes over us.
An El Niño Coming in 2014?
The black solid line represents the center of the “Downwelling” phase (or warming in sub-surface phase ... pressure systems”) mirroring each other about the Equator. One gyre set up shop over the Philippines, and caused major flooding.
La Niña coming back?
along the equator are colder than average. What that does, the atmosphere and the ocean change how they interact. When that happens, that kind of changes where the jet stream tends to line up. "It's an indirect piece, but it's an indirect piece that gets ...
This Mobile Maritime Launch Pad Puts Satellites in Orbit for Less
rockets jump off the Earth's center-line with ease, able to enter geostationary orbits using a fraction of the energy required anywhere else on the planet. But the problem is that there isn't a whole lot of usable land along the equator—so one ...
The numbers game
However, they do pose a threat to spacecraft because of their extremely ... the inclination (or plane of the orbit relative to the Equator) the satellite will end up in can be calculated using some relatively simple trigonometry. Once the inclination ...