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Ebrenn y'n Nos mis-Gortheren 2018

Dec 18, 2018

Here is a transcript of the Ebrenn y'n Nos (Sky at Night) segment for Radyo an Gernewegva. This was for July 2018, though I was a bit delayed in recording it, so it went out late near the end of the month:


Ebrenn y’n nos mis-Gortheren 2018

Hav yw lemmyn, ha’n nosow yw berr, mes hwath yma taklow dhe weles y’n ebrenn.

Gwener yw y’n ebrenn gorthugher wosa an howl dhe sedha. Gwener yw an splanna taklenn y’n ebrenn wosa an howl ha’n loer. Y’n hav ma, hi yw y’n west po north-west isel y’n ebrenn wosa an howlsedhes.
Yma planetys arall y’n ebrenn ynwedh. Yow yw yn soth an ebrenn a-dro dhe dheg eur gorthugherweyth dhe dhalleth mis-Gortheren ha nebes a-varra diwettha y’n mis. Yth yw yn rannneves Libra, ha nyns yw ev pur ughel y’n ebrenn. Sadorn yw gweladow ynwedh, le splann ha diwettha y’n nos, isel y’n ebrenn yn rannneves Sagittarius. Orth kynsa mis-Gortheren, Sadorn o y’n soth a-dro dhe unn eur myttinweyth. Mes drefenn y dheklinyans yw pell dhe’n soth, a-dro dhe -22.5 a dhegreow, nyns yw ughel yn ebrenn diworth omma y’n hanter-bys north.

Meurth yw planet pur splann an hav ma. Mes soweth nyns yw Meurth pur ughel yn ebrenn nyneyl. Dhe dhiwedh mis-Metheven, y splannder o -2.2, an keth ha Yow, hag a wrug sevi dhe 23:37 ha bos ughella dhe 03:39. 15ves mis-Gortheren, y splannder yw -2.6 ha sevel dhe 22:45 ha bos ughella dhe 02:37 y’n myttin. An dydh pan hwra Meurth an splanna drefenn y bos an mohya ogas dhe’n norvys yn y resegva, yw 31a mis-Gortheren. War an jydh na, y splannder a vydh -2.8 ha sevel dhe 21:32 ha bos ughella dhe 01:13. Y’n termyn na, Meurth a vydh an tressa taklenn y’n ebrenn nos, wosa an loer ha Gwener.

Dell vydh usys, Yow yw splanna es Meurth, nyns yw yn fenowgh Meurth dhe gavoes moy a splannder es Yow, mes dhe diwedh mis-Gortheren yth yw. An reson yw dhe diwedh mis-Gortheren ma, Meurth yw y moyha ogas dhe’n norvys. Resegva Meurth yw hirgylghek, ha resegva an norvys yw ogas dhe gylgh. Drefenn an norvys yw nes dhe’n howl, an norvys a wra mos a-dro uskissa, ow kowlwul resegva yn 365 a dhydhyow. Meurth yw pella, hag ev a wra kowlwul resegva yn 687 a dhydhyow. Ytho, traweythyow an norvys a dremena dres Meurth. Henn a hwarvos pub 780 a dydhyow.

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Pan vydh planet a-dal dhe’n howl y’n ebrenn, henn yw enebieth, hag an planet yw gweladow yn kres an nos. Drefenn an planet yw an moyha ogas yn y resegva dhe’n norvys, ev yw an prys y moyha splannder. Nyns yw pub enebieth Meurth par drefenn y eskresekter. Mars yw Meurth ogas dhe’n howl yn y resegva pan hwra an norvys y dremena, an pellder yw le, ha Meurth a dhiskwedh brassa ha splanna es dell vydh usys. An termyn ma, Meurth a wra bos 35.8 milvil a mildiryow, po 57.6 milvil a gilometrow a’n norvys dhe 31ves Gortheren.

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War eneb Meurth, yma tewedh doust bras y’n termyn ma. Onan an gwandrellyow robotek war Meurth, ‘Opportunity’ yw yn mysk an tewedh, ha nyns yw possybl an wandrell oberi drefenn nag eus howlsplann dh’y nerthhe. Dell waytyav, y fydh sinell klywys diworto arta.

Yma towlenn dhe NASA danvonn tro-askell dhe Meurth. Henn a wrussa bos kamm kynsa nowydh dhe dhenseth, drefenn na veu nevra jynn-nija war bys arall bythkweth. Gans an efanvos Mars 2020, y fydh tro-askell vyghan, ogas dhe 1.8 kilogram, braster kepar ha ‘pel medhel’ (ynter pel tennis ha peldroes) gans lownyow gevell kontrarosellek a wra trelya 3000 tro pub mynysenn. Henn yw degplek kevradh rosella tro-askell war an norvys, drefenn bos an ayrgylgh war Meurth tanowa.

An efanvos Nihonek Hayabusa 2 a wra neshe an planetik Ryugu. Ev a wrug kemmer nebes skeusennow anodho seulabrys, hag an towlenn yw dhe besya y neshe ha tira yn mis-Gwynngala po mis-Hedra, kemmer sampel anodho ha’y dehweles dhe’n norvys yn mis-Kevardhu 2020.

An loerell Sentinel 5-P esa lonchys warlyna, usi ow mires orth an norvys dhe dhiskwedh myns a nebes gassow yn agan ayrgylgh, dre spektrometer golow a-wel ha golow isrudh. Y fydh usadow dhe vires orth defolans ayr, ow komprehendya karbon monoksid, oxsids nitrogen, sulfur dioksid ha methan.

Karbon monoksid yn Asia

Chilli and tomato harvest

Dec 9, 2018

This is from the end of October, when I harvested all remaining chilli, sweet pepper and tomato fruits both on the patio outside my flat and at my parents greenhouse.

Some Peppadew and other chilli plants, along with a sunflower that never actually flowered because its flowering head was eaten by snails

Various types of chilli and sweet pepper
Lots of green tomatoes ready to be made into chutney
Various chillis, peppers and tomatoes

Tomatoes and some more Peppadews

Chilli plant breeding

Aug 11, 2018

If there are any readers of this blog, apologies for not writing anything about my plants for a while. The tayberries were a success, and I had 2 and a bit jars of jam made which has almost all gone now unfortunately. If I get time I will write a bit about the stem cuttings I have made at some point.

Meanwhile my chilli plants have grown, and now some of them have been upgraded to larger pots.

I'll show three of my plants in more detail, these were all from seeds I collected from plants I grew last year, which came from a mixed pack of chilli seeds I bought in Mallets (also supplier of the Perak planters above which were on special offer).

In the mixed seed pack, I had four varieties but wasn't sure exactly what they were. As far as I can tell they were:

  • Some kind of habenero, the fruits I harvested last year had no seeds in, but I did overwinter some of these successfully and they seem to be fruiting better this year.
  • A jalapeno that ripened to dark green, which I didn't plant any seeds from, and none of which survived the winter.
  • A chilli plant that was quite large that produced fruits similar to the one in the middle above, green and eventually ripening to red. These plants all died over winter, but I had seeds from them, including the plant in the middle here. It looks similar to Anaheim.
  • A plant that had smaller green pods that ripened to yellow. I think this was probably either Golden Cayenne or Aji Limon. I overwintered one of these plants, and also collected seeds from some of them, although I only have 2 plants (including the one on the right) that were from seeds that didn't get mixed with the larger red chillis.

This plant, 18119 is an offspring of 1701, which has similar looking leaves, and fruits that start green and turn yellow.
This plant, 18187 is from seeds  from 1708 (similar to 1701) and 1715 (the large red Anaheim? chillis) which got mixed together before planting. The appearance of the plant is more like 1715.

This is 18157, which has long thin leaves quite reminiscent of 1701, but fruits that ripen to red. However they first turn yellow, which the Anaheim-type one didn't, they went straight from green to red.
 It is interesting that 18157 seems to show a mixture of characteristics of the yellow and the red chillis, so I wonder if this is cross-pollinated between the yellow and red chillis.

Hanging baskets growing well, and sweet peas starting to flower

Jun 4, 2018

3rd June 2018

Lots of growth in the hanging baskets

The Tayberry and thornless blackberry shoots at the top left
More of the tayberry, with sunflowers, and pepper plants on the ground
Sweet pea now in flower on the left
Lots of chilli/sweet pepper plants on the ground

Toscana strawberry

Strawberries, and Nicotiana in the lower basket

More nicotiana, nasturtium and California Poppy (Eschscholzia)

Tayberry in flower and progress of other plants

May 13, 2018

Since the last post, my tayberry plant has continued to grow well, and has now started to flower, so hopefully there'll be plenty of berries in a while.

Tayberry flowers are visible top-left.
The tayberry plant with two flowering shoots.

A Toscana strawberry plant in flower

Close-up of Toscana strawberry flowers.

some of the chilli seedlings in my mini-greenhouse

Dwarf sunflowers at the front. I've also just planted some coriander in some of the trays.

Some more of the chilli seedlings in the mini-greenhouse

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