Friday, 30 June 2017

Iranian City Records One of the Hottest Temperatures in History

The Iranian city of Ahvaz shattered national regional temperatures records on Thursday (June 29) when the heat rose to 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest in Iran’s history. The temperature was also a record for June heat in the Asian mainland. Some reports put the temperature at 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit, which, if, true, would tie the record for hottest temperature recorded in modern times, outdone only by the 134 degrees Fahrenheit recorded in Death Valley, California, in 1913. And some experts today doubt that reading, according to USA Today.

In astro-meteorology, charts for Moon phases are used routinely for understanding weather conditions. At Ahvaz, Iran the current New Moon is conjunct Mars and the star Sirius on the Ascendant.

Death Valley's Furnace Creek holds the record for the highest reliably recorded air temperature in the world, 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913. On July 7, 2013, the Sun was conjunct the Dog Star Sirius and placed on the Ascendant as the Moon reached its Crescent Phase.

In both cases, the star Sirius is the common factor.

"The brilliant constellation of the Dog: it barks forth flame, raves with its fire, and doubles the burning heat of the Sun. When it put its torch to the earth and discharges its rays, the earth foresees its conflagration and tastes its ultimate fate [translator's note: the ecpyrosis of the Stoics, who held that the Universe would ultimately be engulfed in conflagration and all things would return to the condition of primeval fire." [Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 5, p.316-319].

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