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It will be a sight to see, but it won't be pink like the name may lead you to believe. Picture: Getty Why is it called a "Pink Moon"? "When the Native Americans named this moon, the "pink" was from the wild ground phlox that rapidly bloomed in the springtime", Bustle writes.
  • February's Supermoon Is The Brightest And Biggest Of The Year

    February's Supermoon Is The Brightest And Biggest Of The Year

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    Due to the constant fluctuations with distances between the Earth and the moon, the best Supermoons occur when the earth and moon are at they're closest. It was not only sky watchers, particularly selenophiles, that were attracted to the Snow Moon . The Moon could appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual, so get your phones out for the spectacular photos.
  • How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

    How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

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    And if you are, don't worry, because the next super moon - known as the "full worm moon" - can be seen in the United Kingdom on 21 March, just several hours before the official start of Spring. The phenomenon describes the moment when the New Moon closely matches with perigee . Here, we explain what the supermoon is, as well as how and when to see it.
  • Tomorrow's 'Super Snow Moon’ Will Be The Brightest Of 2019

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    Perigee is the Moon's closest orbital distance to the Earth and is caused by the Moon's orbit, which is elliptic and not perfectly round. However, its orbit isn't a flawless circle and this accounts for the variations in distance. This is just an illusion - our brain is interpreting that the moon is closer because of its orbit and the sun's brightness reflecting off it. If you would rather avoid the bitter cold hours when the Supermoon is high in the sky at night, you might want to watch a ...
  • NASA Says Goodbye to Its Mars Opportunity Rover

    NASA Says Goodbye to Its Mars Opportunity Rover

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    Flight controllers tried numerous times to make contact, and sent one final series of recovery commands Tuesday night, along with one last wake-up song, Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You", in a sombre exercise that brought tears to team members' eyes.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes for a Green New Deal in Congress

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes for a Green New Deal in Congress

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    Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts). During her appearance on the NPR podcast a couple of days back, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outlined her stance in regards to her monetary policy and how she plans to restructure the social/economic framework of the United States if her freshly proposed "Green New Deal" is passed by the senate.
  • Breakingviews - U.S. Green New Deal is at least a big idea

    Breakingviews - U.S. Green New Deal is at least a big idea

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    Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who represents parts of Queens and The Bronx, is calling for the federal government to launch a World War II-like mobilization on a "Green New Deal" environmental plan that would reduce carbon emissions, remake the economy and reduce income equality.
  • Phil doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

    Phil doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

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    But where did this weird tradition come from? Thousands of people have gathered in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania , today to find out if they face another six weeks of winter or the start of spring. What does the official Groundhog Day website say? Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800's. Since there were so many groundhogs in the area, they began to use them instead of the European hedgehogs.
  • Donald Trump Mocks Global Warming, Asks For It to

    Donald Trump Mocks Global Warming, Asks For It to "Come Back Fast"

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    This week, a split polar vortex is expected to drop temperatures in the Midwest near negative 30 degrees , with the wind chill looking to be the lowest it's been in two decades: as low as negative 60 degrees. "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record". "In a warming world, you're still going to have unusually hot and unusually cold events happening in a particular part of the world", said Berkeley Earth climate scientist Zeke Hausfather.
  • Where and when to watch Sunday's total lunar eclipse in AZ

    Where and when to watch Sunday's total lunar eclipse in AZ

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    Star gazers from Los Angeles to NY had planned to gather at parks and observatories to keep their eyes on the sky for the total eclipse , known as a super blood wolf moon , expected to appear at 11:41 p.m. The red color is deeper because of the moon's position, and it will appear larger than usual. You need to know that an eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through Earth's shadow , and the Sun, Moon and Earth lineup in space.
  • ALERT: Nigeria ‘to experience’ lunar eclipse on Monday

    ALERT: Nigeria ‘to experience’ lunar eclipse on Monday

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    The super blood wolf moon eclipse is actually just the concurrence of three separate phenomena - a lunar eclipse, a super moon and a wolf moon . Last year's Super Blue Moon total lunar eclipse . The moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth on Sunday night, called a lunar eclipse, which will give the moon a red tint.
  • Ultima Thule's 'snowman' shape revealed

    Ultima Thule's 'snowman' shape revealed

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    It takes a long time for data to travel million of miles across space - and the first images downloaded by NASA scientists showcased only a fuzzy peanut-like shape. This is consistent with other irradiated objects that are in the Kuiper Belt, Carly Howett, mission co-investigator at the Southwest Research Institute, said yesterday.
  • NASA spacecraft zips by most distant world ever studied

    NASA spacecraft zips by most distant world ever studied

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    For just a moment, the craft will fly within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thule , a primitive space rock from the Kuiper Belt far beyond Neptune. The best colour close-ups, though, won't be available until later in January and February. "I'm excited to see the surface features of this small world, particularly the craters on the surface".
  • Winter storm creates hard travel conditions

    Winter storm creates hard travel conditions

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    Risky conditions are expected across the western and central parts of the state, with the National Weather Service predicting up to a foot of snow in some areas. By early tomorrow morning, winds will transition direction so they are coming in from the north. Once the fog lifts, Christmas will be the best day for traveling this week.
  • SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket with USAF GPS Satellite, Does Not Recover Booster

    SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket with USAF GPS Satellite, Does Not Recover Booster

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    Initially, the launch was scheduled to occur on December 18, but due to an "out of family" signals from sensors as well as a bad weather report, the launch delayed by three days. The dispatch was initially booked for 2014 however has been limped by generation delays, the Air Force said . This newest generation of GPS satellites is designed and built to deliver positioning, navigation, and timing information.
  • Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected

    Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected

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    The paths of falling " ring rains " are influenced by Saturn's magnetic field. Combining these with observations from Cassini , in which it analysed the material falling from Saturn's rings down to the planet, has allowed astronomers to calculate exactly how fast the rings are disintegrating.
  • Virgin Galactic sends tourist rocket into space for first time

    Virgin Galactic sends tourist rocket into space for first time

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    During a test flight Thursday morning in Mojave, Calif., a pair of pilots flying the company's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft hit an altitude of 51.4 miles. Then, about 43,000 feet in the air, VSS Unity's pilots commanded the plane's release. As the plight of Virgin Galactic shows, ending government's long-held monopoly on human spaceflight has been hard. Reaching the edge of space represents a major milestone for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
  • NASA’s InSight lander ‘hears’ Martian wind

    NASA’s InSight lander ‘hears’ Martian wind

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    While the air pressure sensor recorded the air vibrations directly, the seismometer captured the vibrations caused by the wind moving over the spacecraft's solar panels, which are each 7 feet (2.2 meters) in diameter and stick out from the sides of the lander.
  • India drives global rise in Carbon dioxide emissions

    India drives global rise in Carbon dioxide emissions

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    Lead researcher Corinne Le Quéré, Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at UEA, said in a statement: "We are seeing a strong growth of global Carbon dioxide emissions once again". environmental organization. After years of declines, emissions are projected to have increased approximately 2.5 percent this year. Jens Mattias Clausen, Greenpeace's climate change adviser, said the report underlined the urgent need for action.