Super blood wolf moon next up in super year for eclipses

first_img 12 Photos Tags Share your voice Mars, space soldiers and NASA’s big party: The biggest… Finally, January’s full moon is nicknamed the “wolf moon,” because cultures in the Northern Hemisphere used to sit around during the long winter nights and hear howling wolves outside.Put them all together and you get a “super blood wolf moon” that will be viewable for about an hour in the western hemisphere late Jan. 20 or the early morning hours of Jan. 21 in western Europe.And that’s just the start. Four more eclipses are set to happen in 2019, including the big show in South America this July. We’ll have more details on how to view these events as they approach.This post first published on Jan. 2 and will be updated as the various eclipses near.  Sci-Tech 5:33 21 Photos Solar eclipse 2017: Here’s what people saw For eclipse fans in the Americas and western Europe, January also brings the last opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse until 2021. This cool celestial event occurs when the sun, Earth and moon are all in a line, casting the shadow of the Earth on to the moon and giving it a reddish tint — hence the term “blood moon.”When this happens on the evening of Jan. 20 in the western hemisphere, the moon will also be near its closest approach to Earth, making it appear the slightest bit larger in the sky. This is a fairly regular occurrence we call a supermoon.  A NASA image of a “blood moon” blushing red. NASA For sky watchers in parts of north Asia, the new year will begin with the moon taking a “bite” out of the sun a few weeks before the rest of us are treated to the spooky-sounding conjunction of celestial events known as a “super blood wolf moon.”Altogether there will six eclipses observable from planet Earth in 2019, including a total solar eclipse over parts of the Pacific, Chile and Argentina on July 2 like the one that wowed multitudes across the US in the summer of 2017.But there’s also a partial solar eclipse coming up this weekend, on Jan. 6. While much less dramatic than the spectacular sight of a total eclipse, the moon will partially cover the sun for up to a minute and 43 seconds. Observing this, however, will require special protective solar eclipse eyewear that can be purchased online. Remember, looking at the sun without such protection is, of course, very dangerous. To see the eclipse, you’ll also need to be in Japan, Korea or just the right part of Siberia, northeast China, Mongolia or Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.  NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Now playing: Watch this: Comments Shots of the super blue blood moon worth waking up early for 2 Spacelast_img read more

Rashmika Mandanna leaves Keerthy Suresh Kajal behind to bag Vijays Thalapathy 64

first_imgRashmika MandannaTwitterRashmika Mandanna’s wish to work with Vijay is going to be fulfilled soon. The Karnataka-based actress, who has earned popularity among Kannada and Tamil audience, is ready to conquer the hearts of Tamil cinegoers.Grapevine is abuzz with rumours of Rashmika being approached for Vijay’s next film, presently referred to as Thalapathy 64. The makers considered the likes of Keerthy Suresh and Kajal Aggarwal, but the Karnataka-based actress has bagged the film, say rumour mills.Similarly, there were rumours of Rashmika pairing up with Vijay in the Atlee Kumar-directorial. She had denied the news and tweeted, “A lot of you have been asking me if I am a part of Vijay sir’s and Atlee sir’s film but since that’s not happening this time I hope I get to work with them soon. I am so overwhelmed (like literally) to see such support from all of you. I will definitely make a debut there soon..) love you all very much..I again just want to say ‘nandri’ for all the love..(sic).”The Kirik Party actress is foraying into Kollywood with Bakkiyaraj Kannan’s film in which Karthi plays the lead. Apart from this project, she is working on Vijay Deverakonda’s Dear Comrade, Sukumar’s untitled film, Kannada movie Pogaru and a few others.The upcoming Vijay film is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame. BV Combines, which had earlier funded Vijay’s films like Rasigan, Senthoorapandi and Deva, is bankrolling the latest flick. Thalapathy Vijay in Sarkar.PR HandoutThe shooting will begin once Vijay wraps up his current project with Atlee.last_img read more