Today’s Almanac – Thursday, January 3, 2013
Sun and Moon Data
To find sun and moon rising and setting times for your park or office, go to the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day webpage.
An update on the moon, planets and night skies for January.
Visible planets during the period:
Calendar of upcoming celestial events:
For more information on stars, planets and other night sky phenomena, go to “The Sky This Week” page at the U.S. Naval Observatory page at http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/sky-this-week
Watches and Warnings
The principal watches and warnings posted as of early this morning were as follows. Note that these change over the course of a day and represent only initial daily forecasts. Click on this link for a full-sized map showing these hazards:
For additional information on severe weather, go to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/ .
There were no NPS line of duty deaths on this date. Click here for a full list of on-duty deaths.
From The Morning Report Archives
Today’s incident from the Morning Report archives:
Yellowstone NP – On the night of February 6, 1989, a 48-year-old Montana man was snowmobiling on a park road with several friends when he collided with a bison and suffered a broken neck and head and chest injuries. CPR was begun by his friends and later continued by rangers, but was unsuccessful. When last seen, the bison was still walking around. The man’s friends said that they’d all been drinking heavily before the accident occurred.