Today’s Almanac – Friday, January 25, 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 the next few weeks. 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:
Grand Canyon NP – A Japanese tour group stopped at Second Trail View on West Rim Drive around midday on March 13, 1989. Although the tour leader advised group members about the dangers of standing near the rim, a 22-year-old woman moved close to the edge to pose for a photo, lost her balance, and fell backwards off the rim. She fell about twelve feet, then slipped over a ledge and fell another 340 feet to her death.