Sky Email – Observing The Sky http://www.observingthesky.org/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 03:02:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://www.observingthesky.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/observing-the-sky-icon-150x150.png Sky Email – Observing The Sky http://www.observingthesky.org/ 32 32 COVID-19, the weather disrupts sports programs from 2022 https://www.observingthesky.org/covid-19-the-weather-disrupts-sports-programs-from-2022/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 22:25:16 +0000 https://www.observingthesky.org/covid-19-the-weather-disrupts-sports-programs-from-2022/

The first full week of January saw numerous disruptions in high school and middle school basketball schedules due to the weather and COVID-19. Below is a list of competitions that have been postponed with rescheduled dates added if provided. If you know of any games or fixtures that are postponed, please send an email to sports@ktvh.com. All competitions are initially scheduled for January 6, unless otherwise specified. The listed high school competitions are college competitions.

Men’s college basketball
Montana Western @ University of Providence (COVID)

College Women’s Basketball
Montana @ Montana State (COVID) – originally scheduled for January 9
Western Washington @ MSU Billings (COVID) – originally scheduled for January 9

High school basketball
Billings Skyview @ Great Falls CMR (COVID) – postponed to January 10
Helena Capital @ Missoula Hellgate (weather) – postponed to February 15
Helena High @ Missoula Big Sky (weather) – postponed to February 15
Whitefish @ Polson (COVID) – originally scheduled for January 4, new date to be determined
Whitefish @ Browning (COVID) – originally scheduled for January 7, new date TBD
East Helena @ Corvallis (weather) – postponed to January 24
Stevensville @ Dillon (weather) – postponed to January 28
St. Regis @ Superior (not specified) – postponed to January 10
Drummond @ Lincoln (weather forecast) – new date to be determined

High school basketball
Missoula Hellgate @ Helena Capital (weather) – postponed to February 15
Missoula Big Sky @ Helena High (weather) – postponed to February 15
Whitefish @ Browning (COVID) – originally scheduled for January 7, postponed to January 28
Corvallis @ East Helena (weather) – postponed to January 24
Dillon @ Stevensville (weather) postponed to January 28
St. Regis @ Superior (not specified) – postponed to January 10
Drummond @ Lincoln (weather forecast) – new date to be determined

Wrestling in high school
Corvallis @ Whitefish dual (weather) – will not be reprogrammed

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Meteor explosion towers over Pennsylvania on New Years Day https://www.observingthesky.org/meteor-explosion-towers-over-pennsylvania-on-new-years-day/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 22:07:49 +0000 https://www.observingthesky.org/meteor-explosion-towers-over-pennsylvania-on-new-years-day/

Observations from GOES-16 show that a lightning bolt that was later determined was from a meteor that exploded on January 1, 2022. (Image credit: Twitter / NWSPittsburgh)

A meteor passing through Earth’s atmosphere exploded over Pittsburgh, Pa. On New Years Day (January 1).

Just before 11:30 am EST (4:30 pm GMT) on January 1, residents of Pittsburgh heard what sounded like a loud “boom” outside. Reports have described slamming windows and shaking objects in their homes, according to CBS Pittsburgh. The sudden explosion surprised residents of the Pittsburgh area as the meteor smashed into the cloudy morning sky.