• Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

    Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

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    In a special treat, Mars is in opposition on Friday - meaning the planet and the sun will be on exact opposite sides of the Earth and will shine its best. As such, Mars should be easily seen by the naked eye, even in light-polluted metropolitan areas like Taipei. The term "blood moon" was popularised by Christian pastor John Hagee in 2013 following the release of the book Four Blood Moons, which highlighted a lunar sequence of four total eclipses that occurred in 2014/15.
  • A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say

    A large body of water is under the Martian surface, scientists say

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    Still, the more measurements scientists can collect, the more confident they can be. But he pointed out that similar salty subglacial lakes in Antarctica had been found to support life. Radio waves beamed down to the surface by Marsis penetrated through the ice and bounced back to the spacecraft. Mars and Earth were closer than this year in 2003, when the two planets were just 55.7 million km apart, which was the closest in almost 60,000 years and won't happen again until 2287, NASA ...
  • Italian Space Agency says it’s found evidence of water on Mars

    Italian Space Agency says it’s found evidence of water on Mars

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    Apparently, the discovery was made using Marsis (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding), a radar instrument that is used by scientist to study beneath a planet's surface. Previous discoveries have only been around temporary trickles of water and so to have found a massive reservoir of liquid hidden underground has been hailed a stunningly awesome result.
  • Yosemite Closures From Deadly Ferguson Fire Expected to Last Through Weekend

    Yosemite Closures From Deadly Ferguson Fire Expected to Last Through Weekend

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    At least four homes burned as crews used aircraft to attack the flames that quickly burned almost 5 square miles (12 square kilometres) of dry brush and timber in inaccessible terrain. "People have been very understanding", Gediman said. "The smoke from this fire is degrading air quality throughout the park by creating levels of particulate matter that lead to the existence of unhealthy conditions", the National Park Service said in a statement.
  • How To Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century

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    The moon started turning red about 4:30am AEST Saturday morning. "During a very dark eclipse the moon may be nearly invisible". Earlier this year, the world got a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse on January 31. According to some Hindu beliefs, celestial bodies such as the sun and moon emit negative energy during an eclipse and so some temples in India were closed to minimise any disturbance.
  • Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

    Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

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    The eclipse lasted an hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds. A Micro Full Moon takes place when the Moon is at its apogee - the point on its orbit farthest from the Earth. The next time Mars will come close to Earth will be on October 6, 2020, at a distance of 38.6 million miles. However, this is the closest the planet has come since 2003.
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    Full "blood" moon AND lunar eclipse Friday

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    Those on the east coast will not see the Moon leave the shadow but people living further west should see almost all of the lunar eclipse . For those who are in the middle East and Madagascar, the Eclipse will occur around midnight, and people in Europe and Africa will have the best view between sunset and midnight.
  • Red skies: 'Blood moon' and bright Mars on the rise

    Red skies: 'Blood moon' and bright Mars on the rise

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    A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow moves across the Moon, blocking out light from the sun. The partial lunar eclipse had started around 11:54 pm and the total lunar eclipse took place around 1:05 am. For thousands of years, man has looked to the heavens for omens of doom, victory and joy. The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - lasted from 1930 to 2113 GMT.
  • Sorry, no lunar eclipse for you, Sudbury

    Sorry, no lunar eclipse for you, Sudbury

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    Rare lunar events like these are something to look forward to now, but you can imagine that they were pretty spooky spectacles in the old days. There are multiple YouTube channels showing the lunar eclipse 2018 live stream so that enthusiasts do not miss out on one of the remarkable events of the century.
  • Total lunar eclipse around the world

    Total lunar eclipse around the world

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    On July 27 at around 10pm, the red planet Mars will be directly opposite to the Sun and at the same time being at closest distance from the Earth at about 56 million kilometres. "There is no reason to believe that blood moons foretell doom", said Massey. Watch the skies tomorrow night - as the moon turns a deep blood red in a rare celestial display which will last more than an hour.
  • Egypt Among Best Places to See Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

    Egypt Among Best Places to See Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

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    A complete lunar eclipse will occur around the midnight of Friday and will last until the wee hours of the Saturday, with total duration of 1 hour 43 minutes. Moreover, lunar eclipses are less common than solar eclipses . "The rim of the earth would be glowing because light is being scattered by the earth's atmosphere".
  • US claims largest dinosaur foot ever discovered

    US claims largest dinosaur foot ever discovered

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    An global team of paleontologists has announced the discovery of the largest known dinosaur foot, which belonged to a close relative of the Brachiosaurus now dubbed "Bigfoot". "This is surprising", says Emanuel Tschopp, a Swiss paleontologist working at the American Museum of Natural History in NY, " many other sauropod dinosaurs seem to have inhabited smaller areas during that time".
  • PR Newswire - Iridium Completes Seventh Successful Iridium® NEXT Launch

    PR Newswire - Iridium Completes Seventh Successful Iridium® NEXT Launch

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    The company is designing to instigate 10 more Iridium satellites in this constellation. SpaceX will launch this seventh set of new satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket to low Earth orbit. On Sunday, the company Elon musk sent into space broadband satellite Telstar 18 Vantage - the most hard machine in the world for commercial communications.
  • Clear skies expected for rare blood moon sighting

    Clear skies expected for rare blood moon sighting

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    Today's lunar eclipse , tipped to be the longest in the century, is all set to take place around 11 pm. During this eclipse , the Moon will pass through the central part of the Earth's umbral shadow . "Watching that interaction, watching our atmosphere play a role in this visual and very attractive spectacle, there's also science in there, the same science which took hundreds of years to work out why the sky is blue", Prof Coward said.