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Super blood wolf moon: What to know and how to watch it

The term "super" refers to the placement of the moon. This month, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth’s orbit, making it appear larger than normal. The term "blood" comes from the way the sun’s light bends and refracts off the Earth's atmosphere and onto the moon’s surface, making it appear red or copper at times.
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Dinosaurs never stood a chance after asteroid impacts doubled 290m years ago

The number of asteroids pummeling Earth jumped dramatically around 290 million years ago. By looking at Moon craters, scientists discovered that d the number of asteroid impacts on both Earth and the Moon increased by two to three times. The post Dinosaurs never stood a chance after asteroid impacts doubled 290m years ago appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Moon, Dinosaurs, Asteroids, Emerging Tech, Asteroid Impacts


Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won’t be another until 2021. It will also be the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little […]
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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


Major Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc On Travel

BOSTON (AP) — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. Nearly 5,000 flights were canceled Sunday around the country, with Boston Logan Airport being one of the hardest hit, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking company. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all...
Tags: National Weather Service, New York, News, Washington, White House, Boston, Global Warming, Ap, Earth, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Missouri, New Hampshire, Maine, Arctic, Kansas


Don't Miss the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Tonight! It's the Last Until 2021.

The moon will pass through Earth's shadow tonight in the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 and you won't want to miss it! If you do, you'll have to wait two years for the next one. And if you're in North America, you'd have to wait even longer, until 2022! Skywatchers in North America will get a celestial treat late Sunday (Jan. 20) and early Monday (Jan. 21), when the moon goes into eclipse and turns blood red. While the weather will be very cold for many in North America, ...
Tags: Science, Earth, United States, Dundee, North America, Slooh, Fred Espenak, Cartersville Ga, Sky Telescope, Facebook Original, EST Sky Telescope Lunar, David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum


Earth's Tilt May Exacerbate a Melting Antarctic

As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica's ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis. New research finds that over 30 million years of history, Antarctica's ice sheets responded most strongly to the angle of Earth's tilt on its axis when the ice extends into the oceans, interacting with currents that can bring warm water lapping at their margins and ...
Tags: Science, Earth, Levy, Antarctica, New Zealand, Antarctic, University of Wisconsin Madison, Meyers, Nature Geoscience, Stephen Meyers, Richard Levy, Antarctic sea ice, Larsen Ice Shelf, GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington


Super blood wolf moon: rare total lunar eclipse to appear in northern hemisphere skies

Last blood moon for two years will combine with a supermoon to create unusual celestial phenomenon An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter th...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, The moon


Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing

Star gazers from Los Angeles to New York will keep their eyes on the sky for the eclipse, known as a super blood wolf moon, expected to appear at 11:41 p.m. EST. Although it is a total eclipse, the moon will never go completely dark but rather take on a coppery red glow - called a blood moon. It is also a full moon that is especially close to Earth, called a supermoon.
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Searchable Recomendo/Stoop/ifyouhigh

Searchable Recomendo We made a searchable, inexpensive version of our Recomendo book. This PDF (in glorious full-color!) is only $1.99, and available internationally. Download, browse, and search through 550 great recommendations. — KK Newsletter App I’ve been using the Stoop app to discover and read new newsletters. It’s great to have them all in one place where I can let them pile up and read when I have the time. I’m really enjoying the Clearer Thinking newsletter, which offers tools for bett...
Tags: Instagram, Lifestyle, Earth, Mount Tam, Jen Sincero, Recomendo, KK Newsletter App


Lunar eclipse 2019: ‘Blood Moon’ on Monday will be the last eclipse to be seen in Britain for 10 years

The Moon will turn red tomorrow as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The eclipse will happen in the early morning of Monday January 21 when the Moon 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...
Tags: UK, England, News, Earth, Britain, Moon, Chris J Ratcliffe


Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will shine through American skies tonight. It gets under way at 9:34 p.m. CST, when the lunar disk first touches Earth’s dark inner shadow. It will take the Moon about an hour to become fully immersed in the shadow, creating the total eclipse.
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Lunar Eclipse II

In a bit of a coincidence, a total lunar eclipse will shine through American skies for the second January in a row. The entire eclipse will be visible from all of North America, with Hawaii seeing most of the action as well. Lunar eclipses occur when the full Moon passes through Earth’s long shadow. But the Moon’s orbit is tilted a bit with respect to Earth’s orbit around the Sun. So during most months, the full Moon passes a bit above or below the shadow. When the geometry is just right, though...
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Super blood wolf moon: rare total lunar eclipse to grace northern hemisphere skies

Last blood moon for two years will combine with a supermoon to create unusual celestial phenomenon An unusual set of circumstances will combine in the early hours of Monday morning in the skies above the northern hemisphere, resulting in a phenomenon called a super blood wolf moon.A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon. At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter th...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, The moon


Skywatchers await 'super blood wolf moon'

During the spectacular event, the Earth's natural satellite turns a striking shade of red.
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Highlights for Jan. 21-27, 2019

Chocolate bunnies, the element of surprise, and a hug from Big Daddy Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. If you’re on my mailing list, you know that I’ve been battling a truly rotten flu for the past week. As it is, I’m writing this week’s column through a haze of lingering congestion and fatigue, so please be kind if anything doesn’t quite make sense (hallucinations!) or is not as fully fleshed out as you’ve come to expe...
Tags: Earth, Santa Claus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Astrology, Julien Smith, Don, Ken Follett, Weekly, Mehmet Murat, Weekly highlights, U S Pacific Time, Aries Capricorn


Super wolf blood moon: What to know and how to watch it

Grab your winter coat, some hot cocoa and your kid's telescope on Sunday and head outside because the last super wolf blood moon won’t be showing its face for another 18 years. The term "super" refers to the placement of the moon. This month, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth’s orbit, making it appear larger than normal.
Tags: Science, Earth


New US Spy Satellite Launches on Secret Mission at Last After Delays

The United States has another classified eye in the sky. The NROL-71 spy satellite streaked to orbit today (Jan. 19) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket, which lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:10 p.m. EST (11:10 a.m. local California time; 1910 GMT). NROL-71 will be operated by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is in charge of the country's fleet of spy satellites. NRO missions are generally classified, and this one is...
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Earth, United States, Delta Iv Heavy, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Soviet Union, NROL, U S Department of Defense, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy, United Launch Alliance ULA Delta IV Heavy, Karl Tate, U S National Reconnaissance Office NRO


Jeff Bezos on going to space vs. making Earth better: ‘It shouldn’t be either-or’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person and the founder of Amazon as well as the Blue Origin space venture, defended his billion-dollar-a-year expense on space travel here on Friday night in front of a receptive, star-studded crowd. The occasion was the 16th annual Living Legends of Aviation awards ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with John Travolta as host and Harrison Ford as one of the celebrity presenters. The event, produced as a fundraiser for the Kiddie Ha...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Earth, Harrison Ford, Jeff Bezos, John Travolta, Calif, Bezos, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Kiddie Hawk Air Academy


In a lost lake 3,500 feet under the Antarctic Ice, scientists just found the carcasses of tiny creatures

Scientists have drilled 3,556 feet into the Antarctic ice to reach Lake Mercer — a subglacial lake that, until now, had only been seen with ice-penetrating radar. After drilling the hole, scientists pulled up mud, water samples, and a 5.5-foot-long ice core to study.  An analysis of the mud revealed the presence of algae, as well as the carcasses of tiny crustaceans and tardigrades. Information about Antarctica's subglacial water system helps experts understand the continent's climate history ...
Tags: Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Antarctica, Victoria, Jupiter, Europa, Antarctic, Montana State University, Skidmore, Lake Mercer, John Priscu, McMurdo Ice Station, Priscu, Ross Virginia


Douglas Rushkoff – It’s not the technology’s fault

It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from? None For me, the very best Onion article of 2018 was this one about Jeff Bezos revealing Amazon's new headquarters to be the entire Earth, as an Amazon-branded glass sphere clicked into place, encasing forever the horrified inhabitants...
Tags: Amazon, Earth, Innovation, Jeff Bezos, Johann Hari, Douglas Rushkoff


Under a Blood Moon: A Look at Famous Lunar Eclipses in History

On the evening of Jan. 20 and early morning Jan. 21, the moon will undergo a total eclipse visible over all of the Americas. Today such a spectacle provides good opportunities to judge the clarity of our atmosphere based on the brightness and color of the eclipsed moon, to observe the Earth's shadow passing over prominent lunar craters, and to simply stare into the sky at a beautiful celestial show. But eclipses in the ancient (and not so ancient) past often terrified onlookers, who viewed...
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Watch the moon get pounded by 1 billion years' worth of big asteroids in a 1-minute animation

Asteroid impacts on Earth are hidden by erosion, but the moon keeps a pristine record of them. Researchers dated 111 larger craters on the moon to reconstruct Earth's impact history over the past 1 billion years. The team discovered that larger asteroid strikes were 2.6 times more common in the latter 300 million years of that time period. An animation illustrates the impact data with light and sound. The moon has been hiding a big secret about Earth in plain sight. Evidence of ancient aster...
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How to Photograph the Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019! (Video)

Before you take your camera out to photograph the "super blood moon" lunar eclipse this weekend, you may want to check out these tips for capturing the best possible images of the astronomical event. Starting on Sunday evening (Jan. 20) and continuing into the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 21, the moon will pass through Earth's shadow, which will cast a reddish hue onto the lunar surface. Skywatchers in North and South America, as well as parts of Africa and Western Europe will have a...
Tags: Science, Africa, Spain, Earth, Moon, Portugal, South America, North, Western Europe, Don, Houston Texas, Miguel Claro, Tariq Malik, Facebook Original, Miguel Perez Ayucar, European Space Astronomy Centre


Asteroid Strikes 'Increase Threefold Over Last 300 Million Years,' Survey Finds

According to a survey of asteroid craters at least 6.2 miles wide, the number of asteroids slamming into Earth has nearly tripled since the dinosaurs first roamed. "Researchers worked out the rate of asteroid strikes on the moon and the Earth and found that in the past 290 million years the number of collisions had increased dramatically," reports The Guardian. "Before that time, the planet suffered an asteroid strike about once every 3 million years, but since then the rate has risen to once ne...
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Book review: Heartland

I hadn’t heard about Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh before I ran across it in the new library releases.  It’s written in the same vein as Educated and Hillbilly Elegy — tl;dr, rural/small town/conservative child grows up, gets exposed to the world outside their … Continue reading Book review: Heartland
Tags: Health, Book Reviews, Earth, Infertility, Sarah Smarsh, Richest Country


MoviePass executives are making one more last-ditch effort to save the stock from getting delisted (HMNY)

MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson on Friday said it would seek — again — to get shareholder authorization to reverse split its stock. The company is in imminent danger of having its stock delisted from the Nasdaq; the market is hearing the company's appeal of its delisting decision later this month. The proposal is basically the same one that the company withdrew in November in the face of widespread investor opposition. Just as with that plan, the new proposal would give the company room t...
Tags: Trends, Earth, Nasdaq, Moviepass, Securities And Exchange Commission, Helios, Farnsworth, Matheson, Ted Farnsworth, Matheson MoviePass


Producers Wanted Alfonso Cuarón to Change the ‘Gravity’ Ending

Spoilers for Gravity follow. Alfonso Cuarón won a Best Director Oscar for Gravity, so it’s safe to assume he knew what he was doing when he made the science fiction thriller starring Sandra Bullock. And yet, the studio really wanted the filmmaker to change the picture’s ending. According to Cuarón’s pal Guillermo del Toro, producers tried to make Cuarón tack on a needless rescue scene during the Gravity ending, but Cuarón stuck to his guns – and took home an Academy Award for his troubles. I...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Alfonso-Cuaron, Guillermo-del-Toro, Gravity, Sandra Bullock, Guillermo, Bullock, Alfonso, Cuaron


‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Brings Poster Legend Drew Struzan Out of Retirement

Drew Struzan has left behind a legacy of some of the most iconic movie posters of all time, with his posters for films like the Star Wars saga, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Indiana Jones series, The Thing, Blade Runner, and more, cementing his status as one of today’s the most influential pop artists. But the movie poster legend is effectively retired, making his last poster for 2015’s The Force Awakens. But one animated franchise has brought Struzan out of retirement. Struzan has emerge...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Earth, Animation, Sequels, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Poster, Viking, Berk, Hiccup, Drew-Struzan, Action/Adventure, Struzan, How-to-Train-Your-Dragon, Hiccup Jay Baruchel


Seeds on the moon started to sprout for the first time but quickly died

China has taken a major step toward long-term space exploration. Earlier this month, the Chinese moon probe Chang’e 4 carried a container with cotton, mustard and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs to the moon’s far side (facing away from Earth), and early this week, the China National Space Administration said that those seeds started to sprout. Unfortunately, temperatures dropped and killed the plants. According to the BBC, the project was designed by 28 Chinese universities, and the expe...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, China, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Agriculture, Plants, Watson, Mars, Seeds, FAO, Chang, China National Space Administration