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Officials order more evacuations as crews battle wildfire near Yosemite

Officials order more evacuations as crews battle wildfire near Yosemite

The fire was relatively calm throughout much of Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning as a heavy inversion layer kept fire activity to a minimum, officials said. The smoke reduced visibility and po...

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Blood Moon Dazzles Star Gazers In Longest Lunar Eclipse Of 21st Century

In a total lunar eclipse , the Moon passes through the core of Earth's shadow , often turning red-orange due to the bending of sunlight through Earth's atmosphere. What is a lunar eclipse? Als...

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Thunderstorms prevent skygazers from seeing 'blood moon' eclipse

Thunderstorms prevent skygazers from seeing 'blood moon' eclipse

Will the blood moon be visible in the United Kingdom? For those in areas from Whanganui to Wellington, there was just a slim chance of glimpsing the totally-eclipsed moon as the sun peeked above th...

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Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

Once the moon is fully eclipsed (at around 3.30am), depending on conditions, it may start to appear red due to the sun's light being refracted through the Earth's atmosphere and onto the moon. "...

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How to view the longest lunar eclipse this century

How to view the longest lunar eclipse this century

He pointed out that the moon's appearance greatly depended on atmospheric conditions around the Earth at the time of the eclipse. For those who are in the middle East and Madagascar, the Eclipse...

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Total lunar eclipse around the world

Total lunar eclipse around the world

The total eclipse will last 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds. The next total lunar eclipse will be visible in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2019. To figure out exactly when to watch for the...

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Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

However, the Royal Astronomical Society says the best time to see the moon will be immediately after it rises. "If that were true, we'd be in big trouble given the gravitational pulls on Earth, ...

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Pledge to ditch the plastic straw

Pledge to ditch the plastic straw

Disney will likely offer reusable bags for a lower price, too. This includes all parks with the exception of Disney Tokyo. Starbucks Corp., which has plastic straws and stirrers in more than 28,00...

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Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon

Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon

The totality of this lunar eclipse will last about an hour and 43 minutes, but a partial eclipse before and after the total phase means the moon will spend almost four hours crossing the Earth's s...

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Chandra Grahan: Here's everything about the longest Lunar eclipse of the century

Chandra Grahan: Here's everything about the longest Lunar eclipse of the century

A blood moon occurs when the earth moves in front of the sun to cast a red-orange shadow on the full moon. While many residents are preparing to head to the Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre in Mushri...

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Largest dinosaur foot ever found was a Brachiosaurus relative

Largest dinosaur foot ever found was a Brachiosaurus relative

Dubbed "the real Bigfoot" by the study authors, the huge foot fossil measures almost 3.2 feet (1 meter) in length and likely belonged to a behemoth closely related to the famous Brachiosaurus - a me...

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SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites, lands rocket in

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium satellites, lands rocket in "worst" conditions

The Falcon 9 will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 04:39 Pacific Time or 11:39 UTC. The last launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites is nearing now. The rocket was launched from the spac...

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Longest total lunar eclipse of the century tonight

Longest total lunar eclipse of the century tonight

The partial eclipse ends at 11:19 p.m, " he said. But wait, there's more: joining the alignment of the Sun , Earth and moon is passionate Mars , which will positioned at its closest to earth s...

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Lunar Eclipse 2018: What time is the blood Moon eclipse today?

Nights before, the effect has already begun with the moon not yet eclipsed by the Earth, but enough to colour it very noticeably. As it rises, during this total eclipse , Earth's natural satellit...

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Let's all get looney about the best lunar eclipse in 100 years

Caroline Southey asked Dr Daniel Cunnama to explain the significance. This is an eclipse of the moon . The reddish moon, if it appears, will be the effect of a total lunar eclipse - when the Ea...

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The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming on Friday

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming on Friday

South-eastern observers will be able to see the eclipse for somewhat longer than north-western ones. The total eclipse begins at 8.30 p.m., and ends at 10.13 p.m. Sky-watchers will also be able to...

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Our Neighbour Andromeda May Have Cannibalised Another Galaxy

Our Neighbour Andromeda May Have Cannibalised Another Galaxy

Bell, has revealed that the serial killer galaxy has serious form when it comes to taking down big game. According to a team of scientists at the University of MI, the Milky Way galaxy would proba...

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Radiation traces from Fukushima nuclear disaster found in Californian wine

Radiation traces from Fukushima nuclear disaster found in Californian wine

Last January, researchers at France's National Center for Scientific Research , or CNRS, chanced upon a series of California wines dating between 2009 and 2012. Cabernet sauvignon, for example, had d...

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Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

The radar investigation shows that south polar region of Mars is made of many layers of ice and dust down to a depth of about 1.5 km in the 200-km-wide area analyzed in this study. One of the 29 sam...

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How to see Mars opposition and blood moon eclipse with no telescope

How to see Mars opposition and blood moon eclipse with no telescope

Due to the different orbits that Earth and Mars take around the sun, they will not reach their closest point to each other until July 31. That is the point in Mars' orbit when it comes closest to Eart...

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Lunar eclipse: Celestial lovers in for a treat

Lunar eclipse: Celestial lovers in for a treat

Earth's Umbra (a shadow's dark core) is responsible for a total lunar eclipse . Friday night will see the longest total lunar eclipse so far this century. It depends partly on "how cloudy or tran...

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Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

Is there any cause to Earth while Blood Moon travels parallel to the earth. The colour of the moon during totality will depend on the amount of dust in our atmosphere. Here on Earth, we can experi...

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Rain soaks Berks; flash flood watch in effect

Rain soaks Berks; flash flood watch in effect

The National Weather Service said that areas that have seen rainfall earlier this week would be especially susceptible to flooding. We are already waking up to widespread rain and storms this morning ...

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Target Surpasses 2020 Waste and Recycling Goal

Target Surpasses 2020 Waste and Recycling Goal

Much of the UK's plastic earmarked for recycling is sent overseas on the understanding that it will be turned into new products and reused. Since 1997, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

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Water on Mars: Scientists discover 12 MILE liquid lake on Red Planet

Water on Mars: Scientists discover 12 MILE liquid lake on Red Planet

The result is exciting because scientists have long searched for signs of present-day liquid water on Mars, but these have come up empty or yielded ambiguous findings . At upper right is the plan...

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US needs a single standard for fuel efficiency: EPA chief

US needs a single standard for fuel efficiency: EPA chief

Government regulators also estimate the regulation, which they name the Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule, will cut traffic deaths and reduce the cost of new vehicles, Reuters r...

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Scientists find lake of 'liquid water' on Mars

The finding, if confirmed, will provide new insight into Mars' climate history, spur a search for other subsurface water sources, provide a possible resource if people ever travel to the planet - and ...

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Once in a century lunar eclipse

Once in a century lunar eclipse

Friday will bring the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The Moon will appear to darken and gradually turn red as it moves into Earth's shadow in the early hours of Saturday. Residents in ...

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Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

Readings indicate the lake was about twelve and a half miles across and almost a mile below the planet's surface. In order to remain liquid in such cold conditions (the research team estimate betwee...

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A blood moon is coming! Here's what you need to know

A blood moon is coming! Here's what you need to know

Indeed, the planet Mars will be in opposition - opposite from the sun in Earth's night sky - but close to the moon on July 27. The cloudy monsoon skies could play spoilsport but since this eclipse i...

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Huge lake of salty water found buried deep in Mars

Now, if this discovery pans out, it's clear that some large pockets of liquid water still exist on or near the Martian surface. This is not the first time that scientists have discovered signs of w...

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Scientists find lake of "liquid water" on Mars

Over the years, the climate on Mars has got colder, leaving most of its water in an ice state - but the discovery of water in liquid form is very exciting indeed because this is essential for life...

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Researchers Detect Evidence of Lake Beneath the Surface of Mars

Their results suggest that a 12-mile-wide eservoir lies below ice about a mile thick in an area close to the planet's south pole. The long-sought discovery, the largest detection of liquid water o...

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Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

Geophysicist Cassie Stuurman, who was not involved in this particular discovery, but who did discover a Lake Superior-sized glacier under Mars' surface , explained that the way ground penetrating ra...

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SpaceX launches Block 5 version Falcon 9 rocket

The rocket company will now be attempting to land and reuse all the rockets it launches. Slated for later tonight, the mission marks the second time that the Block 5 booster gets to flex its steel mus...

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SpaceX launches Telstar satellite on block 5 Falcon 9

SpaceX launches Telstar satellite on block 5 Falcon 9

The rocket was carrying the Telstar 19 Vantage rocket into geostationary orbit for Canadian satellite communications company Telesat . The Falcon 9's first-stage booster landed on the deck of a...

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The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

At that time , Earth blocks most of the sunlight that would usually hit the moon, so that much of the moon is in Earth's shadow. The event could quite literally be a once in a lifetime experience, as...

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Blood moon likely on Friday as longest lunar eclipse takes place

Blood moon likely on Friday as longest lunar eclipse takes place

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon and the sun are on exact opposite sides of Earth, according to NASA . From 21h30 until 23h13, it will be totally eclipsed, but faintly lit by light refrac...

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Two dead including gunman, 13 wounded in Toronto shooting

Two dead including gunman, 13 wounded in Toronto shooting

Toronto's police board asked the city last week to almost double the number of closed-circuit police cameras in the city, bringing it to about 80, and install microphones capable of detecting gunfi...

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Century's longest total lunar eclipse to grace night sky on July 27

A picture taken on January 31, 2018 shows the moon rising behind a mountain during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the "super blue blood moon " near Syria-Turkey border at the Hassa district in Hatay...

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