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Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years Today

Mars Closest to Earth in 15 Years Today

For about two months between July 7 and September 7, Mars will glow even brighter, outshining Jupiter and earning the title of the fourth-brightest object in Earth's sky after Venus, the moon , and the sun. In fact, Mars will remain brighter than Jupiter in the night sky until about September 7. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the sky when Mars comes closer to Earth.


Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

The eclipse is estimated to start in India at 11:44pm IST on Friday night and the total lunar eclipse 2018 is expected to begin at 1am IST. Kota Kinabalu: Sky gazers in Sabah had the rare opportunity of witnessing an orange-red " blood moon " and Mars or the Red Planet appearing next to each other in the second total lunar eclipse this year since the first in January.


Yosemite National Park Closes Some Areas Due To Nearby Wildfire

Yosemite National Park Closes Some Areas Due To Nearby Wildfire

The fire remains out of control. The Ferguson Fire has transformed Yosemite's beauty but it hasn't stopped tourists from enjoying the national treasure. By the way if you were planning to climb Half Dome this week, of course forget it. Permits are canceled until further notice, as is the daily lottery for permits to hike up the big rock.


How To Watch The July 2018 Blood Moon Safely

How To Watch The July 2018 Blood Moon Safely

Such long duration of total lunar eclipses had earlier occurred on July 16, 2000 for totality duration of 1 hour 46 minutes and another one on June 15, 2011 for totality duration of 1 hour 40 minutes, the statement said. The subsequent partial eclipse will end at 3.49 am, and the moon will move out of the Earth's penumbral shadow by 4.58 am on Saturday. "At most perihelic oppositions, including this one, the planet retreats to the belly of the ecliptic low in the southern sky".


‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse

A full moon can be seen during a " blood moon " eclipse beside the Golden temple in Amritsar. Across the rest of the United Kingdom views of the moon are not expected to be much better. It wasn't visible in the US, but it could be seen from places like South America, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. For about half the world, the moon will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow from 1714 to 2328 GMT - six hours and 14 minutes in all.


Scientists believe there could be life on Mars after discovering enormous lake

Scientists believe there could be life on Mars after discovering enormous lake

On Earth, lakes exist below the Antarctic ice sheet even though the mean annual temperature is around negative 76 degrees Fahrenheit. "Since United Launch Alliance put a price on delivering water in space in 2016, researchers, agencies and companies have focused on water, for support of life and chemical processes, and for conversion to hydrogen and oxygen for rocket fuel", he said.