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According to the National Hurricane Center, " small but powerful " Hector continues to churn away in the eastern Pacific as a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. The center of Hector was about 750 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, the NWS alert said Tuesday. John was expected to strengthen rapidly and become a major hurricane by late today.
  • Longest lunar eclipse of century expected to visible in Pakistan

    Longest lunar eclipse of century expected to visible in Pakistan

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    During the total eclipse - which begins at 7.30am New Zealand time - the moon was much fainter than it usually appeared, and was coloured between dark brown and blood red. In addition to the lunar eclipse, the planet Mars will be at its brightest since 2003 and be directly below the moon. As we approach this remarkable event, we will tell you what to expect.
  • Clouds hinder Perth’s view of longest blood moon and eclipse

    Clouds hinder Perth’s view of longest blood moon and eclipse

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    A combination photo shows the lunar eclipse from a blood moon (top L) back to full moon (bottom right) in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany, July 27, 2018 . The blood moon from Terry Hills, New South Wales. This happens only when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned, with Earth in the middle. Brandon Ochieng, ' a university student told Sunday Standard that he had anticipated the earth to turn crimson red, skies to change hue, or the sun to collide with the moon in a scientic yet surreal ...
  • ‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse

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

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    Robert Massey, deputy executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society, said it was a "very unusual coincidence to have a total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition on the same night". The longest total lunar eclipse created a spectacle in the sky tonight - with all eyes focused on the waning moon and rising of the blood moon. Those planning to watch this celestial event should note that unlike solar eclipse, one does not need to cover their eyes with protective filters to view the ...
  • Ghana to experience longest blood moon on July 27

    Ghana to experience longest blood moon on July 27

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    The lunar eclipse over Warsaw, Poland. The moon passed in front of the sun, casting a 70-mile-wide shadow . The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality", when the moon appears darkest - lasted from 1930 to 2113 GMT. The precise colour of the moon depends on the atmospheric conditions in Earth's atmosphere; the clearer the atmosphere, the brighter and lighter the red appears to be.
  • Portugal set for total eclipse of the moon

    Portugal set for total eclipse of the moon

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    While they will show the entire eclipse , if you're looking for totality, it occurs from 3:30 p.m. ET to 5:13 p.m. ET. The first part of lunar eclipse is expected to start at around 11:44 PM IST on July 27. Longest lunar eclipse in a century will take place tonight and in the early hours of Saturday. The moon, closest to the centre of the shadow , will showcase the maximum eclipse at 1:51 am.
  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

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    Because blue and violet wavelengths are scattered more than red and orange, more of the red wavelengths reach the Moon , making it appear that shade. Unlike with solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are less common and safe to watch meaning you can view it without using protective eyewear. "If the moon is above the horizon then the sun must surely be below it - but the bending of the rays of light caused by our atmosphere makes it feasible to see both the eclipsed moon and the sun at the same ...
  • Found: Liquid Water on Mars

    Found: Liquid Water on Mars

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    The profiles contain "evidence of liquid water trapped below the ice of the South Polar Layered Deposits ", according to the study. So all measurements the team collected were relativistic and compared to other objects on Mars , which meant that arriving at the precise size of this subsurface water body took three years.
  • Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

    Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

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    On July 31, the planets will be 35.8 million miles apart. Mars at opposition will take place on Thursday night into early Friday morning - the first time that Mars has been at opposition since May 2016. Then, on 31 July, the Mars close approach will happen, so this will be your best chance to take a look! "The answer was thievery", said Justin Deighan, of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, lead author of a paper on this research ...
  • Bezos' spaceship reaches new heights in escape test flight

    Bezos' spaceship reaches new heights in escape test flight

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    Both the booster and capsule that sits atop the rocket successfully returned to Earth. Wednesday's flight will be the ninth by a New Shepard rocket, and the third using Blue Origin's most recent model of the single-stage vehicle, which debuted in December and made its second launch and landing in April.
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

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    The high-altitude emergency abort test is created to figure out what may happen when there's a problem with the launch rocket, according to Engadget . During the test flight, the rocket was loaded up with both the Blue Origin test dummy - nicknamed Mannequin Skywalker, which took its third flight to space today - and a host of science payloads.
  • USA researchers discover 12 new moons around Jupiter

    USA researchers discover 12 new moons around Jupiter

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    It's believed that numerous tiny moons around Jupiter were once much larger, having broken up over time due to the stress of gravity or perhaps even collisions with each other, resulting in the smaller objects we see today. This new " oddball " takes about one and a half years to orbit Jupiter. One moon is located in the outer group but orbits in the opposite direction.