Full Moon 2020: What is a Supermoon? Is it a Supermoon tonight?

NASA's lunar expert Gordon Johnston said: "The term "supermoon" was coined by the astrologer Richard Noelle in 1979 and refers to either a New or Full Moon that occurs within 90 percent of perigee, its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit".... More..

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Vehicle Pushed Through Tropical Storm Fay Floodwater in Hoboken
by | Sunday, July 12, 2020

Vehicle Pushed Through Tropical Storm Fay Floodwater in Hoboken

On Friday morning, flash flooding struck Delaware, Maryland and the New Jersey shore, where some areas are seeing as much as 6 inches of rain. "We expect some pretty heavy winds, and we need people to be re...More..

Flood-weary Venice puts inflatable barriers to the examination
by | Sunday, July 12, 2020

Flood-weary Venice puts inflatable barriers to the examination

An anti-flood system that was supposed to start working in Venice in 2011 - and could have protected the iconic city from more than a billion dollars in water damage a year ago - is now getting a trial run. V...More..

UN chief urges end to coal financing
by | Sunday, July 12, 2020

UN chief urges end to coal financing

Governments across the world have pledged unprecedented sums to support their economies to cope with the fallout from Covid-19, with many politicians and NGOs calling for green policies to become an integral pa...More..

4 mysterious objects seen in deep space, unlike anything seen
by | Sunday, July 12, 2020

4 mysterious objects seen in deep space, unlike anything seen

However, the newly discovered circles do not appear to be explained by any of those more traditional objects. All four ORCS are also only visible in the radio portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, so they ...More..

Latest projections show
by | Sunday, July 12, 2020

Latest projections show "enormous challenge" ahead in meeting climate targets says WMO

Annual global temperatures are likely to be at least 1C above the levels they were before the industrial era in each year between 2020 and 2024, a long range forecast by experts led by the Met Office shows. ...More..

Glistening 'Gel-Like' Compound on Much Side of The Moon Eventually Recognized
by | Saturday, July 11, 2020

Glistening 'Gel-Like' Compound on Much Side of The Moon Eventually Recognized

The ship Chang 4 landed on the dark side of the Moon in January of 2019, within the crater von Kámán, 180 km in diameter. It was in early 2019 when China's Chang'e lunar probe became the first spacecraft ...More..

Road trip: NASA’s Curiosity rover sets off across surface of Mars
by | Saturday, July 11, 2020

Road trip: NASA’s Curiosity rover sets off across surface of Mars

In its recent cache of images, the Mars rover has sent a total of 116 images. We'll locate out far more in August, when the crew reconvenes. NASA's Perseverance rover is one step closer to its journey to ...More..

Comet NEOWISE Now Visible to the Unaided Eye | Astronomy
by | Friday, July 10, 2020

Comet NEOWISE Now Visible to the Unaided Eye | Astronomy

The NEOWISE comet seen above noctilucent clouds taken from the Hochfeiler mountain in the South Tyrol alps in Italy on July 8. "Through about the middle of the month, the comet is visible around 10 degrees ab...More..

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Jersey Shore, 'Fay' Could Bring 50mph Winds
by | Friday, July 10, 2020

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Jersey Shore, 'Fay' Could Bring 50mph Winds

The exact track of the storm remains unclear and will ultimately determine which areas receive the heaviest rains and winds. Forecasters say the storm is moving north and east along the Atlantic coast, and th...More..

New tropical (or subtropical) depression could form today near Carolinas
by | Friday, July 10, 2020

New tropical (or subtropical) depression could form today near Carolinas

A Flood Watch is in effect from Friday at 12:00 P.M.to Saturday 12:00 P.M. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for coastal New Jersey, New York , Long Island, and CT. with occasional strong gusts, though s...More..

NASA Identifies 80 Points of Concern with Boeing and Starliner
by | Friday, July 10, 2020

NASA Identifies 80 Points of Concern with Boeing and Starliner

Boeing subsequently learned that other software problems could have caused the capsule and the rocket to collide at the time of separation, a potentially very risky event if the flight had been crewed. For th...More..

SpaceX’s tenth Starlink internet launch delayed by Florida storms
by | Thursday, July 09, 2020

SpaceX’s tenth Starlink internet launch delayed by Florida storms

SpaceX says the BlackSky Global spacecraft will deploy sequentially one hour and one minute after lift-off, while the Starlink satellites will deploy approximately one hour and 32 minutes after lift-off. Spac...More..

North Niagara under severe thunderstorm watch
by | Thursday, July 09, 2020

North Niagara under severe thunderstorm watch

Those living in the city's west end spent the afternoon cleaning up after a powerful storm that swept through the area. "Crews are making progress with restoring power across the city", Toronto Hydro tweete...More..

Tropical Storm Edouard Forms
by | Thursday, July 09, 2020

Tropical Storm Edouard Forms

As of early Saturday afternoon, the tropical depression was swirling about 245 miles west-southwest of Bermuda and producing top winds of 35 mph, the hurricane center said in a public advisory. When the system ...More..

Spot rare comet 'Neowise' in West Michigan this July
by | Thursday, July 09, 2020

Spot rare comet 'Neowise' in West Michigan this July

Comet Neowise, catalogued as C/2020 F3 was discovered on March 27, 2020, by the Neowise space telescope. "So yeah, it's definitely a chance to get out there, because at least for this comet, this is your one ...More..

Modest insect-munching Madagascar reptile was forerunner to dinosaurs
by | Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Modest insect-munching Madagascar reptile was forerunner to dinosaurs

Research led by scientists associated with the American Museum of Natural History suggests that the giant reptiles of the age of the dinosaurs were descendants of a very tiny ancestor, shedding light on how t...More..

Mysterious Pink Ice on Italian Alps Melts the Snow Dramatically Faster
by | Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Mysterious Pink Ice on Italian Alps Melts the Snow Dramatically Faster

These pink glaciers are from algae that are produced due to climate climate, however the origins of the microorganism are being debated. "The alga is not unsafe, it is a natural phenomenon that occurs durin...More..

There's a Full 'Thunder' Moon and a Lunar Eclipse This Weekend
by | Tuesday, July 07, 2020

There's a Full 'Thunder' Moon and a Lunar Eclipse This Weekend

The Thunder Moon will be a two-part event - the moonrise and its 'maximum eclipse '. However, the other countries can also witness this third lunar eclipse via a live streaming option. But for India, it co...More..

Elon Musk's SpaceX raises US$346M ahead of debut astronaut mission
by | Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Elon Musk's SpaceX raises US$346M ahead of debut astronaut mission

This mission marks the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that humans will fly to the space station from US soil. The SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of t...More..

Rocket Lab mission fails shortly after launch
by | Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Rocket Lab mission fails shortly after launch

The satellite was supposed to go as part of Rocket Lab's aptly named mission " Pics or It Didn't Happen ", but the Electron vehicle experienced "an anomaly" and all 7 micro-satellites onboard-including Canon'...More..

Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered Shut Down Pending Review
by | Monday, July 06, 2020

Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered Shut Down Pending Review

Farrell, II, Dominion Energy chairman, and Lynn J. Good, Duke Energy chair, said in a joint statement. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has been stuck in court for years as tribes worked to stop the projec...More..

Stunning buck moon thrills skywatchers on Fourth of July
by | Monday, July 06, 2020

Stunning buck moon thrills skywatchers on Fourth of July

Unfortunately, this lunar eclipse of July 4-5 will never be visible in India. But, people in North America, South America, South/West Europe, much of Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific, Antarctica, and Atlantic ca...More..

New tropical storm could form in Atlantic on July 4th weekend
by | Monday, July 06, 2020

New tropical storm could form in Atlantic on July 4th weekend

Saturday, the depression is now located about 150 miles west southwest of Bermuda and moving in a east-northeast direction at 16 mph. An area of low pressure will be forming off the Florida Gulf Coast and has...More..

Global e-waste to increase by 38 pc by 2030
by | Sunday, July 05, 2020

Global e-waste to increase by 38 pc by 2030

The authors of the study calculated the combined weight of all dumped devices with a battery or a plug past year was the equivalent of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2 . The report estimates the w...More..

Lost in space: Rocket Lab apologises after disaster strikes satellite launch
by | Sunday, July 05, 2020

Lost in space: Rocket Lab apologises after disaster strikes satellite launch

One of the final images from today's Rocket Lab launch before visuals were lost and the rocket started losing altitude. "The issue occurred late in the flight during the 2nd stage burn". According to a statem...More..

Mississippi Gov. Signs Bill Removing Confederate Symbol from State Flag
by | Saturday, July 04, 2020

Mississippi Gov. Signs Bill Removing Confederate Symbol from State Flag

The flags were delivered by Mississippi National Guard and Highway Patrol color guards to House Speaker Philip Gunn, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Archives and History Director Katie Blount. The NCAA Board of...More..

Sony Launch PlayStation Indies Initative Led By Shuhei Yoshida
by | Saturday, July 04, 2020

Sony Launch PlayStation Indies Initative Led By Shuhei Yoshida

Well, it seems Sony is readying for another big push via a new initiative led by the former president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida . Following the communication, a series of new announcements quickly fo...More..

Australia: ancient Aboriginal sites discovered in the sea
by | Saturday, July 04, 2020

Australia: ancient Aboriginal sites discovered in the sea

Numerous artifacts grew on marine life, but the team was able to identify a number of processed stone tools, including two possible grinding stones. Teams of divers were able to map 269 artefacts at a site ab...More..

Surviving core of Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star
by | Friday, July 03, 2020

Surviving core of Jupiter-like planet spotted near distant star

The researchers say that the findings, published in the journal Nature , offer an "unique opportunity" to examine the interior of a planet and learn about its composition. The first is that it was once similar...More..