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

Eerie clip of LAPD helicopters encountering UFO goes viral Video

first_imgPixabayA recent video uploaded to YouTube by popular conspiracy theory channel ‘Third Phase of Moon’ is now the hottest debating point among conspiracy theorists and alien enthusiasts. In the video, three Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) helicopters can be seen encountering a black UFO that seems to be staying intact in the sky.Interestingly, the incident happened in broad daylight, and we can clearly see the black UFO staying stationary in the skies just in front of the police helicopters. “Three helicopters and a dot. That’s a UFO right there. The helicopters are facing that dot,” said the unnamed eyewitness who shot the event on the camera.The video uploaded by the Third Phase of Moon soon went viral on YouTube, and it has already racked up more than 40,000 views.”We are wondering if this is a standoff between extraterrestrial existence, a craft from another world and LAPD helicopters. Basically, this might be some kind of Mexican standoff. What the heck is going on in the skies over LA? This video does not look like an edited video, and there are no traces of tampering,” said conspiracy theorists Blake Cousins in the YouTube video.After watching the video, most of the viewers of this conspiracy theory channel admitted that alien life is a reality, and some people even went a step ahead and argued that extraterrestrials are now gearing up for disclosure.”With these helicopters viewing these craft, it makes me wonder what they are and if possible what they are recording from the choppers. We are living in strange times where we are now seeing things in plain daylight, it can’t be ignored or covered up anymore,” commented Damen Rebel, a YouTube user.”They know extraterrestrials exist, it’s obvious. They also do appear to be very hesitant about them. With the immense technology, some aliens have ( in our solar system), then no wonder,” commented Frank Hall, another YouTuber.However, some sceptics suggested that the weird UFO in the skies and helicopters encountering it could be actually a progressing film shooting. Some others claimed that the UFO might be a balloon.last_img read more

UPDATE New Wildfire Erupts In San Diego County

first_imgJae C. Hong/APFirefighter Dan Whelan is silhouetted against the sun as he battles a wildfire burning near Faria State Beach in Ventura, Calif., on Thursday.The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):10:38 a.m.A new wildfire has ignited in San Diego County, which is already reeling from a wind-driven blaze that has destroyed at least 85 structures.Authorities say the new fire is near the mountain town of Alpine, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of downtown San Diego. The fire remains small, but officials say they are sending numerous resources to fight it.The larger fire 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of San Diego ignited for unknown reasons Thursday during fierce Santa Ana winds, which have since abated.More than 1,000 firefighters are on the ground, aided by seven air tankers and 15 helicopters, including two each from the Marines and Navy.Authorities say 10,000 people were evacuated and 900 are in shelters.___10:10 a.m.Authorities say 85 structures have been destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire that swept through a semi-rural area of northern San Diego County.County Supervisor Dianne Jacob says it’s not clear if all of those structures are homes.The fire erupted Thursday and rapidly expanded to more than 6 square miles (15 sq. kilometers) until fierce Santa Ana winds subsided.Cal Fire says there’s still zero containment, but a fleet of air tankers will be aiding more than 1,000 firefighters on the ground.Data & imagery of the California wildfires from our satellites, people in space and aircraft, not only give us a better view of the activity, but also help 1st responders plan their course of action. Get the details: https://t.co/BN9dmPiXep pic.twitter.com/82MQ3mU521— NASA (@NASA) December 7, 2017___7:48 a.m.At least 65 structures have been destroyed by a wildfire in semi-rural north San Diego County.Cal Fire also says there’s still no containment of the fire early Friday.The blaze exceeded 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) in a matter of hours Thursday and burned dozens of houses as it tore through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook.Strong winds subsided overnight, but forecasters say they will return later Friday, although they will be less widespread.The fire is on the eastern border of the Marine Corps’ sprawling Camp Pendleton, and military aircraft are expected to help battle the flames.___6:04 a.m.Winds driving an uncontained wildfire in northern San Diego County subsided substantially overnight but forecasters say they will return after sunrise Friday.The fire erupted Thursday and quickly burned dozens of homes as it spread over more than 6 square miles (15.5 sq. kilometers) and pushed west.The National Weather Service says there will be a resurgence of winds after daybreak with gusts up to 60 mph (96 kph) directly below mountain slopes and in passes but will be less widespread than on Thursday.The fire also tore through a horse racing training center, where state authorities now estimate about 25 of the 500 horses stabled there were killed.___12:14 a.m.California’s newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day.The new blaze in San Diego County means a huge swath of Southern California is now in flames. December’s shockingly dry, hot and windy conditions brought on unprecedented fire danger.The San Diego-area fire quickly grew to more than 6 square miles and burned dozens of homes at Rancho Monserate Country Club.Flames engulfed a horse training center, prompting trainers to unlock stables and encourage hundreds of race horses to run for their lives. It’s not clear how many died.The region’s biggest fire, which is 200 miles north, keeps growing and has destroyed more than 400 homes and buildings. Sharelast_img read more