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Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Total lunar eclipse 2019: Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon has begun turning a deep red this morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon began to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Specta...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view today's super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Colombia's Transandino oil pipeline hit by bomb attack: Ecopetrol

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA said on Sunday a bomb attack on the Transandino pipeline caused spillage in southwestern Narino close to the border with Ecuador. Ecopetrol did not say who was responsible for the bombing or when the pipeline would return to service.     The 306-km (190-mile) Trasandino pipeline has capacity to transport about 85,000 barrels of crude daily from fields in Putumayo Province to the Pacific Ocean port of Tumaco, from where it is exported.     Colombia...
Tags: Science, Colombia, Pacific Ocean, Ecopetrol, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC, Ecopetrol SA, ELN, National Liberation Army ELN, Putumayo province, Tumaco, Narino, Ecuador Ecopetrol


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse in the UK

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21 during the next total lunar eclipse - and the last total lunar eclipse Britain is expected to experience for 10 years. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean


SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship leaves space station and splashes down in the dark

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean tonight, bringing science experiments and used hardware from the International Space Station back to Earth after dark. The Dragon delivered nearly 3 tons of food, supplies and experiments to the station on Dec. 8, and it took more than four weeks to unload the cargo and reload the Dragon with payloads for the return trip. NASA delayed the Dragon’s descent by several days due to concerns about weather in the recovery area. The ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Pacific Ocean


The International Space Station will release its SpaceX cargo ship this weekend

Both SpaceX and NASA are eager to get the Dragon cargo spacecraft back to Earth now that it has fulfilled its duties in bringing much-needed supplies to the crew aboard the International Space Station. The ship was originally expected to be released from the ISS earlier this week but plans have since changed, and NASA now expects the space station to bid farewell to the Dragon on Sunday afternoon instead. Prior to this latest change, the most recent schedule would have seen the ISS release the ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, International Space Station Program


Gaze Into the Giant Storm Swirling Over the Pacific Ocean

Forget Bad Winter, a season of Boring Winter is upon us. At least, if you live in the Northeast U.S. Head on over to the North Pacific, and it’s a different story. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Satellites, Storms, Pacific Ocean, North Pacific, Sometimes Earth Is Just Hella Pretty


SpaceX launches final batch of Iridium telecom satellites (and lands rocket)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket deployed the eighth and final set of next-generation Iridium satellites into orbit today, closing off a two-year launch campaign. The rocket rose into partly cloudy skies from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:31 a.m. PT after a trouble-free countdown. Iridium CEO Matt Desch counted down the final seconds. Minutes after liftoff, the first-stage booster separated and made an at-sea touchdown on a drone landing ship called “Just Read the Instructions,” hundreds o...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Pacific Ocean, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Iridium, Matt Desch


Super blood moon lunar eclipse: How to view the spectacle from the UK this January

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21, during the first total lunar eclipse of 2019. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in the UK, here is everything you need to know about the total lunar eclip...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


The ISS crew is about to send a bunch of experiments back to Earth

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft has been hanging out at the International Space Station for around a month now after delivering supplies and various other goods to the astronauts in early December. Missions to resupply the ISS happen on a regular basis, but as its time in space comes to a close, the cargo craft has one more very important task to carry out. NASA announced that on Thursday, December 10th, the robotic arm of the space station will release the Dragon for return to Earth, with...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Pacific Ocean


These Water Molecules Have Been Sitting Untouched in the Deep Pacific for 700 Years

Today, new research finds, the depths of the Pacific still hold memories of this colder time. Just over a mile (2 kilometers) down, the Pacific Ocean is getting a tad cooler as waters that were last at the surface during the Little Ice Age are only just now mixing with deeper, warmer waters. This eerie echo of temperatures from a past era is important for modern climate scientists because the ocean's capacity to hold heat matters for what happens in the atmosphere and on land, said study resea...
Tags: Science, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Jake Gebbie


Explorer Reaches the Deepest Point in the Atlantic Ocean

Explorer and multimillionaire Victor Vescovo just reached the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean — the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench. James Cameron, in the Deepsea Challenger vessel dove deeper back in 2012 to 10,908 meters (35,790 feet) down to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, the world's deepest spot.
Tags: Science, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Deepsea Challenger, Victor Vescovo, Puerto Rico Trench James Cameron


Scientists slam door on the alleged 'pause' in global warming

Today, climate change deniers will resurrect the tired old argument that Earth's global warming stalled sometime at the beginning of this century.  The evidence for such a slowdown, however, doesn't exist.  A diverse group of global researchers published two papers in the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters on Tuesday, affirming why such claims of a global warming hiatus are and always were misleading, at best. "We find there never was any statistical evidence for it," S...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Harvard University, El Nino, Pacific Ocean, Bristol University, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Stefan Rahmstorf, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Environmental Research Letters, Naomi Oreskes, Lewandowsky, Oreskes, Stephan Lewandowsky


Huge barrier isn’t trapping plastic waste in Pacific Ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works. Boyan Slat, 24, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, said the […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean, Boyan Slat, Nation & World


Huge barrier isn't trapping plastic waste in Pacific Ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works.
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean


Exploring Earth's final frontiers: Five Deeps Expedition attempts to visit the bottom of the world's oceans

For the last three years, a society of explorers, oceanographers, engineers and scientists has been secretly working on a project without precedent; now the adventurer Victor Vescovo will push the results of their labour to the limit. A collaboration between undersea-technology company Caladan Oceanic, specialist tour operator Eyos Expeditions and Triton Submarines, the Five Deeps Expedition is the first global ocean journey to send a manned submersible to the five deepest points below the surfa...
Tags: Science, Earth, BAFTA, Mars, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Triton, Newcastle University, Atlantic Ocean, McCallum, Southern Ocean, Bismarck, Geffen, Rob McCallum, Anthony Geffen


Earth teeming with strange underground organisms which may be planet's first inhabitants

Earth is teeming with life miles beneath the surface, scientists have discovered, leading to speculation that our distant ancestors may even have evolved deep underground. Researchers at the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) said they had found barely-living ‘zombie’ bacteria and tiny worms, inhabiting entirely new ecosystems more than three miles into the crust. The lifeforms are so numerous that their mass may be up to 385 times that of all humans. And some are so odd and striking, living for mill...
Tags: Japan, Science, US, Earth, Oxford, Bristol, Pacific Ocean, Galapagos, University College London, Oregon State University, Rockefeller University, Carl Woese, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, American Geophysical Union, Jesse Ausubel, DCO


SpaceX launches 64 satellites at once

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, sending an unusual payload into space -- 64 satellites at the same time, a US record. California-based SpaceX has landed more than 30 of these boosters back on Earth, and has begun re-using them on subsequent missions. The booster then fired its engines and made a controlled, upright landing on a platform in the Pacific Ocean, video from SpaceX's live webcast showed.
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, US, Earth, Pacific Ocean, Falcon


An unexplained seismic event ‘rang’ across the Earth in November

On November 11, seismologists began puzzling over a weird low-frequency rumble that rang the entire planet. The wave coming from somewhere was weirdly simple and tied to no known events. More comprehensive study of an uncharted area of the ocean floor could provide an explanation of the mystery. Someone who tracks earthquakes for fun noticed it first. On November 11, 2018, a Twitter user going by @matarikipax spotted a weird signal on the U.S Geological Survey's live seismogram page . The si...
Tags: UK, Science, Africa, Spain, Earth, Nature, Hawaii, Ocean, Geology, Innovation, Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Sound, Pacific Ocean


How a quiet California town protects itself against today's megafires

In the early hours of December 16, 2017, hot embers began raining down on the Southern California town of Montecito.  Ominous, orange flames soon appeared on hills above the wooded community as the infamous Thomas Fire, burning for nearly two weeks at that point, lunged over the ridge and pushed into the enclave below.  The odds weighed in the fire's favor: The winds picked up overnight, blowing 65 mph gusts in the direction of hundreds and hundreds of homes.  But when the smoke and ash fin...
Tags: Science, California, Oregon, Los Angeles, Interior Department, Pacific Ocean, Oregon State, Southern California, Thomas, U S Forest Service, Bailey, Montecito, Oregon State University, University of Idaho, Kellogg, Deschutes County Oregon


Dominant effect of relative tropical Atlantic warming on major hurricane occurrence

Here we explore factors potentially linked to the enhanced major hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean during 2017. Using a suite of high-resolution model experiments, we show that the increase in 2017 major hurricanes was not primarily caused by La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean but rather triggered mainly by pronounced warm sea surface conditions in the tropical North Atlantic. Further, we superimpose a similar pattern of North Atlantic surface warming on data for long-term increasing...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, North Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean, La Ni


Ridiculously Tiny Baby Octopus Riding Ocean Trash Is So, So Smol

A baby octopus the size of a pea was hitchhiking on a piece of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean when Hawaiian researchers spotted it and scooped up the smol, smol cephalopod. Photos shared on Facebook by Hawaii's Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park show the wee baby rescued from the trash and huddled in a plastic tub, its spotted arms curled daintily under its bulging eyes and mantle. Park researchers were monitoring coral reefs in August when they spotted the charismatic eight-arm...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean, Kaloko Honokōhau National Historical Park


Mysterious U.S. whale die-off is now deep in its 2nd year. We still don't know the cause.

Using a tractor, state and town officials in coastal New Hampshire attempted to drop the carcass of a minke whale into a dumpster in mid-September. But the dead cetacean proved too big, bouncing off the red bin and flopping onto the pavement of a beachside parking lot. The minke whale — which can weigh up to 20,000 pounds — is one of 55 that have turned up dead on East Coast shores of the United States since January 2017.  The strange die-offs have officially been labeled as an "Unusual Mortalit...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, Atlantic, United States, New Hampshire, Alaska, Hawaii, Noaa, East Coast, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, North Atlantic, Cbc, Bay Of Fundy, Rachel Cartwright, Cartwright


Ocean Cleanup's 2,000ft net deployed at Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The U-shaped System 001 is designed to collect massive amounts of garbage.A boat will come collect the garbage every couple of months.This is the first full-scale, real-world test of the foundation's technology, which has been criticized by skeptics. None A 2,000-foot-long floating pipe connected to a submerged net arrived Tuesday at its destination in the Pacific Ocean where it will begin collecting massive amounts of plastic. The system belongs to the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a Dutch en...
Tags: Business, Science, California, Environment, San Francisco, Oceans, Innovation, Pacific Ocean, Wilson, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Boyan Slat, Ocean Cleanup, Slat, Ocean Cleanup Foundation


SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

SpaceX has just successfully landed its first rocket on the U.S. West Coast. After launching a satellite from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday evening with the Falcon 9 rocket, the spaceflight company brought its first stage booster back to Earth just under eight minutes after liftoff. SEE ALSO: Newly-discovered world on the edge of the solar system could lead us to Planet X While SpaceX has launched a rocket from Vandenberg AFB in July, its landing took place on a drone shi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nasa, Earth, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, Falcon, San Luis Obispo, Vandenberg AFB, Santa Barbara Ventura


NASA satellite analyzes new Southern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone

NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at a new storm that formed in the southern Pacific Ocean called Liua and saw strongest storms off-center.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Pacific Ocean, Southern Pacific Ocean, Liua


Another Chinese space lab is going to fall back to Earth, but this time it’s under control

Remember back in April when China's Tiangong-1 space station unceremoniously fell out of the sky, burned up in the atmosphere and rained a bit of debris down on our lovely planet? It was a scary time, and nobody really knew where the leftovers from the hulking satellite might end up. Thankfully it landed in the ocean, allowing everyone to breathe a sigh of relief, but now China has announced that we're in for a repeat. China's space agency just announced that the Tiangong-2 space lab...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Pacific Ocean, Tiangong, China Manned Space Engineering Office, Lin Xiqiang



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