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World treated to incredible blood moon

World treated to incredible blood moon It was an early start for WA stargazers with the blood moon first appearing after the lunar eclipse at 3.30pm and lasting until 5.13am. Unlike a solar eclipse , people can look at a lunar eclipse directly with their own eyes. - AFP A man looks at the moon eclipse through a telescope over Copacabana Fortress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a total lunar eclipse , the Moon passes thr... [Full Article...]

Mars will be big and bright over the next several days

Mars will be big and bright over the next several days It is going to be a treat for the skygazers tonight when a total Lunar eclipse will coincide with Mars' coming closest to the Earth in 15 years. Beyond Mars, what else might we see on Friday? Mars, the closest it has been since 2003. At its closest point beginning Friday night, the Red Planet will be 35.8 million miles away but will remain at peak brightness through August 3. In-The-Sky.org... [Full Article...]

Patna'ites Get to Experience the Longest Lunar Eclipse of their Lifetime

Patna'ites Get to Experience the Longest Lunar Eclipse of their Lifetime As Earth's constant companion slowly sailed across the skies, crowds gathered around the world to catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon. Beside Lake Magadi, 100 km southwest of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, husband and wife team Susan Murabana and Chu Owen set up their high-powered telescope for the local community to watch the event. [Full Article...]

San Francisco bans plastic straws, joining these California cities

San Francisco bans plastic straws, joining these California cities Disney and SeaWorld Entertainment join other major companies like Starbucks , Hyatt and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in their plastic straw bans. However, some parts of the U.S. The ban will eliminate more than 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually . FYI: They are more likely to pick up the temperature of your drink and become super hot or super cold, so stainless steel may n... [Full Article...]

Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse

Early-risers impressed by 'super long' blood moon eclipse This combo picture shows the transitions of full moon during a " blood moon " eclipse as seen from Jakarta on July 27, 2018 . The eclipse will be visible to people in Europe, Africa and the Middle East on July 27 between sunset and midnight. [Full Article...]

Scientists track star to confirm Albert Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

Scientists track star to confirm Albert Einstein's supermassive black hole theory The scientists observed the gravitational redshift as stipulated by the Einstein's general theory of relativity. Since the 1990s, a team of researchers led by Reinhard Genzel from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany has been tracking the journey of one of these stars called S2. [Full Article...]

Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here

Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here The copper-red eclipsed moon will pair up with the Red Planet in its "opposition", in which the Sun and Mars will lie opposite each other, with Earth standing in between. Partly cloudy skies on Friday night should still give us a chance to at least view the full Moon and Mars in close proximity, so it will still be worth a look. [Full Article...]

Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars

Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars Liquid water is an essential requirement of life as we know it. Outside experts have not been able to confirm these findings with other radar detections, like SHARAD, the Shallow Radar sounder onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. On Earth, one group of organisms known as "halophiles" thrive in highly salty conditions such as those found in the Dead Sea and Utah's Great Salt Lake. [Full Article...]

Water is found buried in Mars, researchers say

Water is found buried in Mars, researchers say Now, the ISA believes it's found a 20km wide underground lake of liquid water locked under thick ice near the planet's south pole. The discovery, which has major implications for the chances of life surviving on the Red Planet, was made by an orbiting European probe using ground-penetrating radar. [Full Article...]

Firefighter killed battling massive California wildfires

Firefighter killed battling massive California wildfires Seven other firefighters have been hurt battling the flames, which were 25 percent contained as of Wednesday afternoon. McGlover was being held in the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, according to jail records, and is expected to appear in court Friday morning, according to the Desert Sun . [Full Article...]

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

Chances of catching a view of the event will likely be scuppered across the province by cloud cover. The lunar eclipse is seen in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, on July 27, 2018 . "This does not herald the apocalypse: seeing a lunar eclipse and Mars in the sky is something people should enjoy rather than worry about". It lasted one hour, 46 minutes and 24 seconds. [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the century

Longest lunar eclipse of the century Australians looking to the sky early this morning have seen the Moon turn red amid this century's longest lunar eclipse. The Bible contains references to the moon turning into blood and some ultra-Orthodox Jews consider lunar eclipses ominous and a cause for moral contemplation. [Full Article...]

Blood Moon: When and where you can see it

Blood Moon: When and where you can see it Scientists also still don't know how common it is throughout the universe for conditions that support life to exist. According to The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) the Moon will pass through the Earth's shadow and colour the moon red for more than one hour and forty minutes. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia to witness 21st century's longest total lunar eclipse on Friday

Saudi Arabia to witness 21st century's longest total lunar eclipse on Friday According to NASA, the moon moves in an orbit around Earth, and at the same time, Earth orbits the sun. The last lunar eclipse in 2015. We'll be treated to a total lunar eclipse on January 19, 2019, that will be visible from from North and South America, Europe, Africa. [Full Article...]

Longest complete lunar eclipse of this century

Longest complete lunar eclipse of this century A blood moon is coming! But there's a catch: It'll be visible only in parts of South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Dr Duncan Steel, of Otago's Centre for Space Science Technology, said the colouration of this so-called "blood moon" - a spectacle shrouded in ancient superstition - was due to some sunlight leaking through Earth's atmosphere and reaching the moon. [Full Article...]

How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century

How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century The Virtual Telescope Project is hosting the alluringly named " Night of the Red Moon and the Red Planet " and will have its cameras trained on the moon during the eclipse . This is because they will witness the whole event. You can even set a reminder to watch the live stream of the total lunar eclipse on the video platform. [Full Article...]

Look up tonight! Mars will be visible above central IN on Friday

Look up tonight! Mars will be visible above central IN on Friday The best views - weather permitting - could be across Eastern Europe, Central and East Africa and South East Asia, from where the entire eclipse will be visible. Typically, the moon reflects the sun's light, but during an eclipse, the moon's orbit takes the light through the Earth's shadow. A complete lunar eclipse will occur around the midnight of Friday and will last until the wee hours of the... [Full Article...]

'Blood Moon' Visible From Just One Place in North America

'Blood Moon' Visible From Just One Place in North America The lunar eclipse is coined " blood moon " for the color change of the moon, as seen from Earth, while it is immersed in Earth's shadow . Then the Moon will start to gradually come out of Earth's shadow and partial eclipse will end at 3.49 am, the statement said. [Full Article...]

'Largest dinosaur foot to date discovered'

'Largest dinosaur foot to date discovered' That said, the Wyoming brachiosaur is not the largest dinosaur known to man - other excavations have turned up fossils from animals that were likely larger - but it is the biggest foot in evidence. This illustration shows a Brachiosaurus eating from an Araucaria tree. At the time, they nicknamed the find "Bigfoot" and determined it was from "an extremely large animal". [Full Article...]

Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog

Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog An attempt to catch the rocket fairing on another ship was not successful. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 4:39 a.m. The constellation of communication satellites - now featuring 75 satellites and scheduled to get 10 more later this summer - is created to support the "Internet of things", the technology behind smart devices. [Full Article...]


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