Outdoor San Diego Entries for January, 2011

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Jupiter and the Winter Constellations

The Planet Jupiter remains prominent in the southwestern sky after dark in January through February; however, it will be ever ...

San Diego County's Waterfalls

Already swollen with runoff and snowmelt from recent storms, San Diego County's waterfalls should be at their very best during ...

Acacias and Frost-Bitten Laurel Sumacs

Acacias, estooned with myriads of fluffy yellow blossoms, are brightening streetsides, freeway embankments, and backyard gardens throughout the San Diego ...

January's Extreme Tides, High Rainfall, and a Quiet Moon

Highest Monthly Rainfall totals in San Diego are most likely to occur in January and February (about 1.9 inches each ...

Green Flash Opportunities Ripe in January

The Fabled "Green Flash" at sunset or sunrise can sometimes be seen on crystal-clear days in January. At the instant ...

Latest Sunrise of the Year Occurs Monday

Jupiter Joins Venus in the western sky at dusk on Sunday, January 9. The two lie about 10 degrees apart ...

Rainfall Brings Early Growth

Green and Gold are the colors of the coastal region's natural landscape in early 2011. A greater-than-average amount of rain ...

Chilly Days and Nights and the Return of the Waxing Crescent Moon

Recent Chilly Days and Nights only confirm that San Diego's lowest temperatures (according to more than a century of weather ...

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower, Extreme Tides

Extreme High and Low Tides will occur again in early January. On New Year's day, a peak high tide of ...

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