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How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person

How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person EST on August 12 (today) until 4 a.m. EST on August 13 (Monday). How can you see the Perseids if the weather doesn't cooperate where you are? This year is going to be especially striking because of the new moon, painting the ideal backdrop for the late-summer nature show. [Full Article...]

NASA Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to high-five the sun

NASA Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to high-five the sun Nasa has launched a satellite that will fly closer to the sun than any of its predecessors . The Parker Solar Probe lifted off on the Delta IV Heavy rocket a day late, after a dramatic delay on Saturday saw lift-off halted with two minutes to go. [Full Article...]

NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft The new, 60-minute launch window opens at 3:31am (0731 GMT) for the Parker Solar Probe, a $1.5 billion unmanned spacecraft that aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system. Image: The probe's orbits will gradually take it nearer to the sun. "Parker Solar Probe will carry four instrument suites created to study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic p... [Full Article...]

Canada’s DFO crews spot orca, ailing but still alive off Vancouver Island

Canada’s DFO crews spot orca, ailing but still alive off Vancouver Island American and Canadian scientists are considering a Hail Mary effort to save an endangered four-year-old killer whale, known as J50, which appears emaciated, lethargic and has lost about 20 per cent of its body weight. DFO research crews have been out on the water every day trying to locate J50. Rowles said injections of antibiotics or sedatives have been given to other free-swimming whales or do... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend

Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend The name comes from fact that the meteors appear to shoot out from the Perseus constellation. A clear sky could make way for an incredible natural show of streaking fireball meteors and so far, ( as of Friday afternoon ) the forecast is looking ideal! The summertime meteor shower, the Perseid, is set to peak August 11, 12 and 13. [Full Article...]

Meteor shower of the year coming up

Meteor shower of the year coming up This year there will be favourable viewing conditions. "All you've got to do is go outside, find a nice dark spot, lie flat on your back and look up", Bill Cooke , head of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, told Live Science previously . [Full Article...]

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect In addition to potentially being the most viewed eclipse , the August 11 eclipse will also be the last eclipse - lunar or solar - of 2018. The peak of the eclipse will be around 11:46am CEST, ending around 1:30pm CEST. Having arrived at the ascending node nearly too late for the partial solar eclipse on July 13 , the moon now passes the same node nearly too early . [Full Article...]

Tourists evacuated as flash floods hit south of France

Tourists evacuated as flash floods hit south of France A fellow camper told France's BFMTV channel that as the river surged through the site, he could hear children's cries in the trees. Rachel Buchanan, from Oxford, endured a "frightening" drive through floodwater that had hit another site in the Ardeche region. [Full Article...]

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought Cattle and sheep farmer Robert Lee says climate change is behind the drought crisis. There have been reports of farmers shooting cattle and hand-feeding animals because the ground is too dry for grass to grow. The current drought on the continent extends beyond North South Wales, with over half of the neighboring state of Queensland also in drought, the BBC reported. [Full Article...]

Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'

Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun' Ultimately, it will find itself within the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere, an area known as the corona. Through this mission, NASA is hoping to solve decades-old mysteries around what accelerates the solar winds that affect Earth and other planets. [Full Article...]

Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the center of Hurricane Hector was approximately 370 miles ESE of South Point at latitude 16.6 N and longitude 150.7 W, moving west at approximately 16 mph. - Hurricane John advanced northwestward along Mexico's western coast on Wednesday and it was expected to stir up heavy surf and drop rain on the southern Baja California Peninsula while keeping away from landfall. [Full Article...]

The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

Forecasters expect the peak to occur the nights of August 11 and 12. The Perseid's shooting stars are caused by debris from the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet (Photo: Shutterstock)What are the Perseids? The Perseids are perhaps the most beloved of all meteor showers due to their predictability. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano The 5-day forecast for Hurricane Hector as of 5 a.m. today. She says there could also be a few inches of rain into Thursday as Hector passes the island. An estimated 700 homes have been destroyed by the volcano, more than 500 of those in just two days, and thousands of people have been displaced. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected overnight into Monday, followed by gradual weakening M... [Full Article...]

How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend

This makes the summertime display one of only three annual showers that produce this many. "The Perseids appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, visible in the northern sky soon after sunset this time of year". The Perseid meteor shower, one of the highpoints in the celestial calendar, occurs each year as the Earth ploughs through dusty debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability

The landing marked the 28th successful recovery of a stage one booster by SpaceX. SpaceX's previous offering, the Falcon 9 booster, could be reused twice and cost $60 million to launch. Just by looking at the massive reduction in time, we can assume SpaceX has been working on the reusability of the blocks with good success. Liftoff came on time at 1:19 a.m. [Full Article...]

News Aug 04, 2018 Heat warning issued for Southern Ontario

News Aug 04, 2018 Heat warning issued for Southern Ontario City officials also issued a heat warning for Toronto on Sunday. "Overnight minimum temperatures will only fall to near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat", the agency said. The weather service warns that high temperatures and humid conditions increases the possibility of getting a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. They're reminding everyone not to leave people or pets inside park... [Full Article...]

Massive glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' in space

Massive glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' in space It was first detected using a radio telescope, the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. The VLA observations provided both the first radio detection and the first measurement of the magnetic field of a possible planetary mass object beyond our Solar System. [Full Article...]

Sunday storm chances followed by cooler weather

Sunday storm chances followed by cooler weather That will ensure mostly cloudy and possibly overcast skies for a majority of the two days. Lows tonight only fall into the mid-70s. Today: Partly Cloudy, Scattered Showers/Storms (30%). Environmental conditions are expected to be only marginally conducive for the low to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves little over the next day or so. [Full Article...]

The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life

The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life Sally Bowman takes a picture of a dead Red fish that washed ashore after dying in a red tide on August 1, 2018 in Captiva, Florida. Respiratory irritation and murky clumps of red drift algae have been reported from Collier to Sarasota counties. [Full Article...]

NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights

NASA names astronauts for first commercial space flights NASA on Friday named four crews of astronauts that it says will begin "a new era in American spaceflight" by flying the first commercial spaceships, built by Boeing and SpaceX , in a series of test launches. Since the shuttle was retired seven years ago, USA astronauts have had to fly on Russian rockets from a remote launch site in Kazakhstan. NASA astronauts Victor Glover and Michael Hopki... [Full Article...]


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