Saturday, January 07, 2012

Astro Acaba

That is Joseph Acaba, the Puerto Rican-American US Astronaut that is training with the Russians to go up to the International Space Station. To do so he has had to learn Russian and he is actively training in all the commands required to be in space. He also has made many friends and from his accounts has grown to respect and admire his colleagues. Kudos to you, Mr. Acaba!

To see some of his pictures and to just keep abreast of his training and new development catch him at Twitter.com with his handle Astro Acaba. Here is a link to a neat picture.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Earthquake in the Domincan Republic Today 1/5/12

There was a 5.3 earthquake 34 miles west of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic this morning at 5:35 Atlantic Standard time. It had a depth of ten miles. When I went to La Red Sismica they had the same information and I was able to find a link for the English version by clicking the the word english, (just like that, not capitalized) on the top right hand corner of the banner. There was an 4.6 aftershock this afternoon for which you can find more information at this link.

For more detailed information about this morning's tremor go the following links:

To see the United States Geological Service (USGS) website follow the link.

Puerto Rico Seismic Network in English

Red Sismica de Puerto Rico in Spanish

Detailed information about the Earthquake in Spanish and English from La Red Sismica de Puerto Rico.

According to Dominican Today the earthquake lasted 30 seconds and was also felt in Haiti.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Tropics to the Temperate Zone

Racing to find those hidden woolen scarves, toasty mittens and leather gloves, felt hats, winter socks, and warm coat. Bringing in our plants and covering the grounded ones with sheets and plastics. It's winter in Florida! Even if it only lasts a few days and hours, the chill is real.

Definitely a lot cooler, coming from vacation time to back to work time. From relaxing in the sun to shivering in the cold, it is quite the contrast at least Florida wise. I don't want to talk about the real freeze I've seen on television about blasting snow and blizzard weather with that old North Wind blowing everything about especially for dear friends and family in Michigan. Here in Florida we had a blustery day yesterday with a temperature of 48 degrees as I left school at four in the afternoon. Today it will be a bit warmer with a high of 59. Still very pleasant sweater weather. It is really a lot of fun to be able to wear the warmer stuff for a change. So running to find my down blanket because this comforter is definitely not doing the job.

Stay warm!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Maunabo Beach In Contrast


Maunabo beach in contrast.
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