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by | September 12, 2019 | 02:19

While it doesn't look like we will see significant development at the moment, this is the middle of September and conditions overall would still be favorable for strengthening. "This will provide the area with increasing breezes and periods of heavy tropical rainfall Friday-Sunday". A broad low pressure system associated with a tropical wave is located about 800 miles east of the lesser Antilles.

by | September 11, 2019 | 01:10

Here, in the Eastern Time Zone, this month's full moon will peak just a few minutes into Saturday the 14th, at 12:33 a.m. "The last time this happened was October 13, 2000, and it won't occur again until August 13, 2049", the news magazine said.

by | September 03, 2019 | 00:40

That storm did not make landfall. Hurricane Dorian has weakened slightly as it batters the northern Bahamas but the National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Category 5 storm still remains "extremely risky". Dorian's current track is in between the paths of Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Floyd (illustrated left). The storm has weakened slightly this morning, as its eye has expanded, and its organization lessened a little bit.

by | September 02, 2019 | 01:02

The storm is expected to continue moving west for the next couple days before shifting northwest, the National Hurricane Center said. That slow speed means Dorian will have plenty of time to dump huge amounts of rain along its path. NASA's Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, has taken steps to safeguard itself against Hurricane Dorian . The forecast for Florida has improved in the past day even as the situation for North Carolina is beginning to look grim.

by | August 31, 2019 | 02:31

As of 8 p.m. ET, the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located roughly 50 miles northeast of San Juan with hurricane-force winds extending 15 miles from the center of the storm, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. He urges people living on the Georgia coast or those who have any Labor Day beach vacation plans, either in Georgia or Florida, to keep a close watch on the weather forecast.

by | August 31, 2019 | 01:43

But there's a big caveat: It's too early to tell exactly where or when Dorian might strike the USA mainland. Dorian has strengthened into a hurricane as it nears the U.S. There are no watches or warnings in effect, but tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued on Thursday. Dorian is expected to be a hurricane when it moves near Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.

by | August 23, 2019 | 01:17

The blackout was caused by strong winds that blew smoke across from the smouldering forest in the state of Amazonas and Rondonia - in some cases more than 2,000 miles away - to Brazil's largest city. He argued that it was the season of the " queimada ", when farmers burn land to clear it before planting but Inpe has noted that the number of fires is not in line with those normally reported during the dry season.

by | August 22, 2019 | 02:00

The next lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre is slated for Wednesday afternoon. India's moonshot Chandrayaan 2 as we speak efficiently carried out a important manoeuvre that lasted about 20 minutes because it flew nearer to the lunar floor, the Indian House Analysis Organisation mentioned.

by | August 21, 2019 | 00:10

In fact, heat indices (the real feel temperature) will be around 100 Sunday through Tuesday . Tomorrow: Partly sunny, scattered storms. Forecasts are calling for highs to be in the mid-80s in Cleveland and possibly into the upper 80s in Akron.

by | August 17, 2019 | 01:57

Mr. Marape said he will be vocal about that when he attends the United Nations General Assembly meeting in September this year. Seeking to improve its credentials, Australia this week offered $A500 million ($NZ526 million) to help the Pacific region invest in renewables and prepare for climate change, though some of the region's leaders said that was not enough.

by | August 16, 2019 | 21:51

The 29-year-old L.A. Lakers All-Star was practicing in Las Vegas on Monday. when his knee gave out while driving to the basket. He wound up having to sign a one-year, $5.3m contract with Golden State. "Injuries are part of the game but when you are talking about a player who has now dealt with the two most feared injuries for National Basketball Association players the Achilles and ACL each basically knocking you out for an entire season, to deal with that over a two-year, three-year span, ...

by | August 13, 2019 | 01:26

The show can be especially good this year because the moon is almost new when the shower peaks, said Cooke. "Perseids are not only numerous, they are lovely". "The Perseids are rich in fireballs , so you'll still see Perseids; you just won't see the show you've seen on nights when the moon has not been around".

by | August 03, 2019 | 00:43

Black Moon's might be basically synonymous with New Moons, but according to EarthSky , tomorrow night's lunar confluence will have a drastic impact on tides. Though there isn't one single definition of a black Moon , based on Time and Date, it's mostly used to characterize the second new Moon of a month.

by | July 30, 2019 | 01:26

The public has the possibility to see three active meteor showers, with the first two mentioned below reaching their peak Monday night. The heavens are bustling with a couple of meteor showers and a black moon. The comet Swift-Tuttle orbits the sun once every 133 years, so every August, the Earth passes through the comet's debris field. Once you find a suitable location and pack some tasty treats, water and blankets, look for the constellation Aquarius and its brightest star Delta ...

by | July 24, 2019 | 00:51

The climax of that programme came almost 50 years ago when two astronauts landed on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission, which cost $6 billion at the time, equivalent to $30 billion today. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex presents a thorough history of America's space program. A little after 9:30 a.m. EDT on July 16, Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Center.

by | July 23, 2019 | 01:31

Only the former Soviet Union, the United States and China have made a soft landing on the Moon's surface before - India will become the fourth country to do so if this mission is successful. Its eight payloads include a Terrain Mapping Camera, which will produce a 3D map for studying lunar mineralogy and geology, an X-ray spectrometer, solar X-ray monitor, imaging spectrometer and a high-resolution camera.

by | July 17, 2019 | 00:54

The July full moon of 2019 is on the horizon, which means that certain animals will experience some growth in a bit over 24 hours. This map shows the region of visibility for the partial lunar eclipse of July 16, 2019. However, there will be penumbral eclipses till then, though these are not total or partial lunar eclipses. It is safe to view this eclipse can be viewed with the naked eye through a good pair of binoculars.

by | July 16, 2019 | 15:33

Category 1 Hurricane Barry hit Louisiana with 75 miles per hour winds when it made landfall Saturday but quickly weakened into a tropical depression. Just east of where Barry made landfall, a tide gauge at Amerada Pass measured a storm surge of almost 7 feet on Saturday afternoon, with tide levels reaching 8.23 feet, which exceeded levels measured during Hurricane Ike, 7.81 feet, from September 12, 2008.

by | July 15, 2019 | 00:59

Weighing 3.8 tons, the spacecraft will reach its lunar landing site after its several-weeks journey carrying 13 research satellites to explore the southern part of the moon. "The US mission was required to last two years". It will carry four Indian payloads to study the lunar surface, moonquakes, and its atmosphere, as well as a NASA payload to perform precise measurements of the Earth-Moon distance.

by | July 14, 2019 | 01:56

Bridenstine said the move is meant to help meet the challenge of landing humans on the moon by 2024, a deadline set by the Trump administration. The widely-respected Gerstenmaier is a NASA veteran who joined the agency in 1977, rising to become one of its top managers, overseeing the space shuttle program and U.S.

by | July 12, 2019 | 01:15

He made that prediction based on his belief that they will "quickly go out of business for lack of credibility, or approval, from the public" when "I ultimately leave office in six years or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding)". "We are constantly working to improve our systems and will continue to be transparent in our efforts". Digital rights activists and others warned that removing the protection - codified as Section 230 of a 1996 law - could undermine free speech protections and harm the ...

by | July 11, 2019 | 01:15

Residents along the Gulf Coast should begin bracing for heavy rainfall and a possible damaging storm surge as the formation of a tropical storm - the second named system of the Atlantic hurricane season - is increasingly looking like a certainty late this week.

by | June 30, 2019 | 02:18

Dragonfly marks the first time NASA will fly a multi-rotor vehicle for science on another planet; it has eight rotors and flies like a large drone . The second-largest moon in the solar system , Titan has a thick water ice crust, beneath which is an ocean made primarily of water.

by | June 22, 2019 | 02:19

Ottawa has OKed the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, bogged down by delays due to concerns over oil spills in coastal waters and opposition from indigenous people living in its path. The federal government is promising to take all profits from the pipeline and spend it on transitioning away from fossil fuels. Although the pipeline could result in an increase in global greenhouse gas emissions, Trudeau today framed the pipeline project as necessary to get Canadian oil to market ...

by | June 11, 2019 | 03:25

For its part, NASA manager, Robyn Gatens, has clarified that "it will allow up to two short missions of private astronauts a year", which could take nearly a dozen new astronauts into space . The agency has contracted with SpaceX and Boeing to fly future crewed missions to the space station. In addition, NASA would charge companies as much as $18,000 per kilogram for a round trip to and from the station.