• Cyclone Oma needed to go north to deliver desperate rainfall

    Cyclone Oma needed to go north to deliver desperate rainfall

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    There were unsafe surf conditions at exposed beaches on the Sunshine and Gold coasts on Saturday, with wild conditions expected to continue on Sunday before easing early on Monday morning. The bureau has also cancelled a flood watch for coastal catchments between Gladstone and the NSW border. Authorities are warning people not to panic but prepare, with the cyclone expected to bring wild weather, 130km/h winds and 500mm of rain in just 24 hours.
  • Super Snow Moon Tonight Is the Biggest Full Moon of 2019

    Super Snow Moon Tonight Is the Biggest Full Moon of 2019

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    It will appear about 10 percent larger than an average full moon on account of being relatively close to Earth, just 221,681 miles (356,761 kilometers) away. On these evenings, visitors can catch telescopic views of the moon, stars and more through Chamberlin's historic, 28-foot long, 20-inch-aperture Alvan Clark-Saegmuller refracting telescope.
  • Israel launches spacecraft in SpaceX’s first private mission to moon

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    Once it arrives, Beresheet , which competed in the Google Lunar XPrize , will be Israel's first spacecraft and the world's first privately funded spacecraft to reach the moon, SpaceX says . SpaceX said it planned to land the first stage on a droneship, which will land in the Atlantic Ocean, following separation. It will be the first private landing on the moon.
  • World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

    World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

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    He described the female-about as long as an adult human's thumb, and four times larger than a European honeybee-as a "large, black, wasp-like insect, with vast jaws like a stag beetle". According to the Global Wildlife Conservation , the bee is threatened by habitat destruction, as well as wild life collectors. In January 2019, a group retraced Wallace's steps and journeyed to Indonesia to see if they could find the bee.
  • How to watch the supermoon in the UK

    How to watch the supermoon in the UK

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    A "super moon" occurs when the moon is at its closest to the Earth, resulting in it having a clearer and larger appearance. The full moon will occur at 11:54 am local time - just under seven hours after reaching perigee. 19 supermoon has been dubbed the "super snow moon ". "But the moon energy is still potent and powerful", said Snow Owl, who's waiting for the seven Fridays before the Holy Week in April for the annual "tang-alap", or "the gathering of herbs".
  • Canadian prime minister Trudeau's chief secretary resigns

    Canadian prime minister Trudeau's chief secretary resigns

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    If convicted criminally, the company would be banned from receiving any federal government business for a decade. His former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, quit cabinet this month after a report she was pressured by Trudeau's office to offer a remediation agreement to settle fraud and corruption charges facing the Montreal-based company.
  • Get ready: Year's brightest supermoon nearly here

    Get ready: Year's brightest supermoon nearly here

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    A supermoon is a phenomena that occurs when the moon's orbit is closest to Earth making it appear full, bright, and larger than life. This closest distance will take place at 4:07AM on February 19, though the moon will look larger and brighter than normal starting tonight and again on Wednesday.
  • Watch Livestream of the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

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    This will be the second in this year's trio of back-to-back supermoons. A super moon is what takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth (its perigee , for those interested in the jargon). Hence, super snow moon . "The peak fullness is at 2.53am, but really, when people want to see the bright full moon is when it's rising", he said. The moon will technically reach peak fullness next Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019, at 10:54 a.m.
  • Mars Rover is dead after record-breaking 15 years on Red planet

    Mars Rover is dead after record-breaking 15 years on Red planet

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    Opportunity remained sprightly up until eight months ago, when it was finally doomed by a vicious dust storm on Perseverance Valley. The team at NASA had attempted to talk to Opportunity several times per week once the storm began to clear using the Deep Space Network, an global array of giant radio antennas supporting interplanetary spacecraft missions, and over 600 attempts were made without any response received.