The Supermoon on November 14, 2016, will be the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948. The next time a Full Moon is even closer to Earth will be on November 25, 2034 (dates based on UTC time).
The best time to view the Super Moon is at Moonrise, weather permitting, of course. At this time, illusion mixes with reality to make a low-hanging Moon look unnaturally large when compared to foreground objects.
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Astronomers are gearing up for a relatively rare event: a Mercury transit. Todat the small planet will move between the sun and the earth for about 7,5 hours. (LIVEstream included,starting at 1030 UTC (6:30 a.m. ET)
At least 10 sonic booms were reported over southern New Jersey and along the East Coast to Long Island, New York, on Jan. 28, 2016.
Asteroid 2015 TB145, which has been nicknamed “Spooky” and the “Great Pumpkin” by some, was first discovered by astronomers with the University of Hawaii’s PANSTARRS-1 survey on Oct. 10. According to NASA, the asteroid is about the size of a football stadium, and could be up to 2,130 feet across. The asteroid poses no danger to Earth, and has missed our planet on Halloween (Oct. 31) at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT, 17:00 UTC), by a distance of 300,000 miles (480,000 kilometers), which is just beyond the orbit of the moon.
The large space rock is most likely a dead comet that, fittingly, bears an eerie resemblance to a skull.
A mysterious, “large” face on the cliffside of an island in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has recently been re-discovered by a man who has been searching for the face for over two years. Hidden on Reeks island on Canada’s west coast, a First Nation community is now looking in to the significance of the giant face found on the mountain, to discover whether the visage, surrounded by a rugged shoreline and rough waters, is a natural phenomenon, or the product of ancient civilisation.
The ‘Rock Face’ could be an example of pareidolia or may be a carved face on a rock from an ancient and long-forgotten society, but for those of us who love a good old fashioned mystery it’s a treat.
The Earth could be headed for a ‘mini ice age’.
A new study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles – expecting that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out.
This will lead to a phenomenon known as the ‘Maunder minimum’ – which has previously been known as ‘The Little Ice Age’ which hit between 1646 and 1715, causing London’s River Thames to freeze over.
#PlutoFlyby: Closest Approach at 7:49 AM EDT on Tuesday, July 14 2015.
New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data. The mission will complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system with the first-ever look at the icy dwarf planet.
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