Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color

The April Full Moon will begin shortly after midday, and while the name says " Pink moon ", the moon won't appear literally pink. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac , in ancient times people used to track the seasons through a lunar calendar,... More..

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Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow
by | Saturday, April 20, 2019

Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow

More than 500 people have been arrested since Monday and three charged with gluing themselves to a train as activists continue to block traffic at four sites in the capital. Waterloo Bridge has now been blocked...More..

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens
by | Monday, April 15, 2019

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Severe storms crossing a big swath of the South, including parts of Louisiana and MS, have knocked out power to thousands and caused some flash flooding . Vicksburg, Mississippi , was also affected by a t...More..

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole
by | Sunday, April 14, 2019

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

The name is misleading, as their equipment isn't a telescope in the way we ordinarily think of it. "We have taken the first picture of a black hole. Now we know: The larger value is correct, the Black hole in...More..

Israel Crash Lands on the Moon!
by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Israel Crash Lands on the Moon!

Japan, the European Space Agency and India have all crash-landed probes on the moon . But the landing was the riskiest part of the mission. A screenshot from Instagram showing posts with the "Israel to t...More..

Black hole photo proves space is just as emo as we are
by | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Black hole photo proves space is just as emo as we are

Doeleman of the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard & Smithsonian. Though black holes are compact objects, they are exceptionally massive - the mass of M87's black hole is about 6.5 billion times that of...More..

Gains in life expectancy as air pollution declines
by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

Gains in life expectancy as air pollution declines

The study found that China and India together were responsible for over half of the total global attributable deaths, with each country witnessing over 1.2 million deaths from all air pollution in 2017. Anoth...More..

First ever all-female spacewalk won't happen this week after all
by | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

First ever all-female spacewalk won't happen this week after all

Half the reason this spacewalk was so incredible was because it was taking place during Women's History Month, but the mission was scrapped because there was only one size medium spacesuit in the entire Inte...More..

Nebraska Flooding Causes More Than One Billion In Damage
by | Sunday, March 24, 2019

Nebraska Flooding Causes More Than One Billion In Damage

Department of Agriculture data. But no major flooding is forecast downstream in Kansas City. 'Where the Missouri meets the Mississippi River in St Charles, (Missouri, ) it has already peaked, but it's going...More..

Beyond the Weather: Northern Lights
by | Saturday, March 23, 2019

Beyond the Weather: Northern Lights

Thanks to a solar storm this week, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) could be visible as far south as Cleveland this weekend! "The Northern Lights may be visible Saturday night". If you're looking to ...More..

Stomach Of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing But Nonstop Plastic'
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Stomach Of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing But Nonstop Plastic'

Recovered from inside the beaked whale were 16 rice sacks, four plastic bags used in banana plantations, multiple shopping bags, and hundreds of other small pieces of plastic packaging. Cetaceans - marine mamma...More..

SpaceX Just Made History With the Launch of Its Crew Dragon Spacecraft
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

SpaceX Just Made History With the Launch of Its Crew Dragon Spacecraft

Dragon will detach itself from the space station next Friday and splash down in the Atlantic Ocean, its descent slowed by 4 parachutes. Eastern that day, where SpaceX vessels will recover the spacecraft and ret...More..

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

It is to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean, and then return to Cape Canaveral. In another success, the rocket's first stage returned to Earth, landing on a platform 500 kilometers (310 miles) off the Florida ...More..

Feinstein Tells Off Kids Lobbying Her to Support Green New Deal
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Feinstein Tells Off Kids Lobbying Her to Support Green New Deal

Slams handouts . The president's daughter went head to head with the notion of simply giving people jobs instead of earning them. The congresswoman went onto brag about proposing the Green New Deal . Feinste...More..

by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts-off with three payloads

Should it successfully land, Israel will join an elite company of nations who have put landers on the moon, the United States, the former Soviet Union, and the Peoples Republic of China . The Nasantara Satu m...More..

2019’s Biggest Supermoon Will Brighten The Sky Monday Night
by | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2019’s Biggest Supermoon Will Brighten The Sky Monday Night

This is a size comparison of the moon on the supermoon night of November 13-14, 2016. Apart from all the scientific facts, there is also an abundance of weather folklore about the moon, be it the shape, color...More..

Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week
by | Monday, February 18, 2019

Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

The Supermoon on Tuesday, February 19, is the second of three Supermoon events to grace the skies in rapid succession. It will also be a "super moon", which means the moon will be at its closest point in its ...More..

President Trump tweets about cold temperatures in Midwest
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

President Trump tweets about cold temperatures in Midwest

The polar vortex , which sent sub-zero temperatures Wednesday through the Upper Midwest, has also fueled the debate over whether extreme cold weather is the result of climate change driven by increased atmos...More..

Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents

The wind chill temperature is more than a catchy forecast term. You know it's bad when northern states like MI and Wisconsin declare emergencies. A Wisconsin congressman is calling President Donald Trump "a...More..

Total Eclipse of the Moon Coming Sunday Evening Jan. 20, 2019
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

Total Eclipse of the Moon Coming Sunday Evening Jan. 20, 2019

This is the period of totality, where the moon lies entirely in the Earth's umbra (full shadow) and will appear red". "However, our telescopes magnify the moon 100 times which will provide spectacular detai...More..

Total Lunar Eclipse Meets Supermoon Sunday Night
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse Meets Supermoon Sunday Night

The name "wolf moon " comes from the Old Farmer's Almanac to refer to a "full moon ". Sunday night, skygazers in the Tampa Bay area will be front-row center for the first total eclipse of the moon in al...More..

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

The close approach came a half-hour into the new year, and three years after New Horizons' unprecedented swing past Pluto . The next step for NASA will be to download and analyze the data captured, a proce...More..

NASA’s New Horizons discovers Ultima Thule is not one object, but two
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

NASA’s New Horizons discovers Ultima Thule is not one object, but two

NASA got 2019 started off with a bang, successfully piloting the New Horizons spacecraft on a flyby of Ultimate Thule, an object in the Kuiper Belt , over 4 billion miles from Earth (over 40 times the dis...More..

Aust disappointed by Japan whaling return
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Aust disappointed by Japan whaling return

The manner in which the government has made a decision to restart commercial whale hunts also raises some questions. I hope they sink before too many more whales die. It's a decision that helps prop up an i...More..

Japan plans to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Japan plans to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling

This photo taken on September 14, 2018, shows a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Florianopolis, Brazil. It then began research whaling to study whale resources. Interested in Japan? Add Japan ...More..