Outdoor San Diego Entries for November, 2009

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December's Two Full Moons

December's Full Moon rises dramatically over the eastern mountains at around 4:15pm -- some 25 minutes before the time of ...

Rain = Rainbows

"Rainbow Season" Arrives with the first rains of late fall. Scattered showers are best for rainbow watching: sunlight refracting and ...

The King of the Planets

Jupiter, the "king" of the planets, appears high in the southern sky after sunset. Note its creamy yellow-white color and ...

Fremont Cottonwoods

The Fremont Cottonwoods along the San Diego River in Mission Gorge are now showing their best tawny foliage. You can ...

Sunrise...Sunset

November's and December's Picturesque Sunsets and sunrises are no accident. This is the time of year when high cirrus clouds, ...

Sweet Gums and Sycamores

Liquidambar Trees, or sweet gums, the deciduous trees gracing front yards, parks, and campuses throughout the San Diego area, have ...

Leonid Meteor Shower

The Annual Leonid Meteor Shower, famous for its outbursts over the period 1998-2002, has now settled down to a modest ...

Santa Anas in November

Santa Ana Winds in San Diego County often reach their greatest intensity during November, particularly at the mountain passes, where ...

Acorns, Monarchs, and Tarantula Spiders

Acorn Dropping reaches a crescendo early this month in the Cuyamaca, Laguna,and Palomar mountains. Wiry scrub oaks, massive canyon live ...

Declining Temps

Local Temperatures should be declining most rapidly during this time of year, according to more than a century of local ...

The Taurid Meteor Shower

The Taurid Meteor Shower, featuring about 10-15 visible events per hour -- as seen under clear, dark skies -- peaks ...

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