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Warmer... Jags' Schedule... Keys Waterspout, "Shallow" Lunar Eclipse... Saturn Photo

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Updated: 4/25/2013 4:22 pm

The weather looks pretty quiet -- but much warmer -- then next couple days with afternoon temps. 80+.  A weak cool front will settle across the First Coast late Thu. bringing an isolated shower late Thu. but most areas will stay dry.  The front will stall just south of the area Fri. with a few showers but again not a lot of rain.  Higher rain chances look to arrive later Sunday into early next week.

The Jags schedule for the upcoming season was released late last week & now the new uniforms have been revealed - click ** here **.  Brent Martineau & Dave Candis will be in NYC for the upcoming draft.  The season ahead is listed below.  I'm surprised by the 1pm games in Jax early in the season -- something that was largely avoided last year (4pm instead).  The 1pm home opener against KC Sept. 8th is likely to be a "cooker".  Likewise for the pm Sept. 29th game against the Colts.  The Oct. 27 1pm game against San Diego will probably be pretty hot too though not likely to be as oppressive as the first 2 home games.  4 home games later in the season -- Nov. 17th, then 3 in a row Dec. 5, 15 &
22 should be far more comfortable though holiday season warmth is still a possibility.
REGULAR SEASON
Sunday, September 8  KANSAS CITY CHIEFS  1:00 pm  CBS 
Sunday, September 15  at Oakland Raiders  4:25 pm  CBS
Sunday, September 22  at Seattle Seahawks  4:25 pm  CBS
Sunday, September 29  INDIANAPOLIS COLTS  1:00 pm  CBS
Sunday, October 6  at St. Louis Rams  1:00 pm  CBS
Sunday, October 13  at Denver Broncos  4:05 pm CBS
Sunday, October 20  SAN DIEGO CHARGERS  1:00 pm  CBS
Sunday, October 27  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS   1:00 pm  FOX
at London   
Sunday, November 3  ---bye--- 
Sunday, November 10  at Tennessee Titans  1:00 pm  CBS
Sunday, November 17  ARIZONA CARDINALS  1:00 pm  FOX
Sunday, November 24  at Houston Texans  1:00 pm  CBS
Sunday, December 1  at Cleveland Browns  1:00 pm  CBS
Thursday, December 5  HOUSTON TEXANS  8:25 pm  NFL Network
Sunday, December 15  BUFFALO BILLS   1:00 pm  CBS
Sunday, December 22  TENNESSEE TITANS  1:00 pm  CBS
Sunday, December 29  at Indianapolis Colts  1:00 pm  CBS

HOME GAMES IN CAPS              ALL TIMES ARE JACKSONVILLE TIME

A waterspout was captured on camera in the Lower Keys Mon.  The photo below is from Nick Doll & is on the Key West N.W.S. Facebook page.

A (very) partial lunar eclipse will occur Thu. evening, April 25th BUT NOT VISIBLE ON THE FIRST COAST.  The shadow of the earth cast on the moon is referred -- in this instance -- as a "shallow" eclipse because so little of the moon will be in the shadow.  Just 1.57% will be covered at its peak. The last "shallow" lunar eclipse occurred in May, 1958 & the next one won't be until 2034.  Click ** here ** for more info. from "Universe Today".  The map below is from NASA & shows where the lunar eclipse will be visible.

Speaking of the night skies...check out the stunning photo below from Mike Rosset, Mandarin.  Mike had this to say about his photo of Saturn:
"I can't believe that a 13 pound telescope, that you can hold with just 1 hand, can do so much. Here's my latest of " the Diamond of the night sky". Imaged last night 4/16/2013. Backyard." 

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