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Night sky guide for November 2013

November 3, Hybrid Solar Eclipse. Annular total solar eclipse will sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and the middle of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be total only along a narrow path over the Atlantic Ocean and equatorial Africa from

November 01, 2013

Strong M 6.6 earthquake offshore Coquimbo, Chile

Very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M 6.6 (USGS, PTWC) at depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles) occurred offshore Coquimbo, Chile at 23:03 UTC on October 31, 2013. The epicenter was located 54 km (34 miles) SW of Coquimbo and 363 km (226 miles)

October 31, 2013

Moderate M1.9 solar flare erupted off the southwest limb

Moderate M1.9 solar flare erupted from the vicinity of departuring regions 1879 and 1877 at the southwest limb. This latest event erupted at 13:51 UTC on October 31, 2013. Solar activity was relatively calm in the past 24 hours compared to strong

October 31, 2013

Very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.3 struck Taiwan

A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.3 struck Taiwan at 12:02 UTC on October 31, 2013. USGS measured depth at 12 km, EMSC at 10 km. CWA Taiwan is reporting a magnitude of 6.3 at a depth of 20 km, still very dangerous but less dangerous than the USGS

October 31, 2013

Rare hybrid solar eclipse event on November 3, 2013

Annular total solar eclipse will sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and the middle of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be total only along a narrow path over the Atlantic Ocean and equatorial Africa from Gabon to Somalia. Most of Africa, the

October 31, 2013

Active volcanoes in the world: October 23 - October 29, 2013

During past seven days 8 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from October 23 - October 29, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

October 30, 2013

Outbursting Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) shows jet-like structures in comet's expanding atmosphere

Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) is experiencing powerful outburst, brightening more than 100 times than two weeks ago. This comet is now located in the constellation Coma Berenices, almost 450 million km from Earth, and it is still a relatively easy target for

October 30, 2013

The resurrection of “Australia’s Stonehenge:” a stone arrangement within 40 kilometres of Mullumbimby

According to Frederic Slater, who was the President of the Australian Archaeological and Education Research Society, an Original stone arrangement he and a colleague were investigating throughout 1939, since assumed to be lost for the last 63 years, is “the

October 30, 2013

Tropical Storm Krosa (Vinta) formed in Philippine Sea

Tropical Depression 29W organized and strengthened into Tropical Storm Krosa (Vinta) in the Philippine Sea late on October 29, 2013. The system will affect the northernmost parts of Luzon, Philippines and move into the South China Sea after. According to latest

October 30, 2013

M 6.2 earthquake struck offshore Maule, Chile

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.2 (USGS, EMSC) occurred at 02:51 UTC on October 30, 2013. The epicenter was located 9 km (6 miles) SSE of Constitucion and 268 km (167 miles) SW of Santiago, Chile at coordinates 35.413°S

October 30, 2013

Major solar flare reaching X2.3 erupted from AR 1875

A major solar flare reaching X2.3 peaked at 21:54 UTC on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. This event originated from AR 1875 located on the west limb. A Type IV Radio Emission, indicating a strong coronal mass ejection, was associated with the event but since

October 29, 2013

Five days of flares and CME's - 26 M and X-class solar flares

This movie shows 23 of the 26 M- and X-class flares on the Sun between 18:00 UTC on October 23 and 15:00 UTC on October 28, 2013, as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It also shows the coronal mass ejections, great clouds of solar

October 29, 2013

Gravitational lensing - NASA's great observatories begin deepest ever probe of the universe

NASA's Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes are teaming up to look deeper into the universe than ever before. With a boost from natural "zoom lenses" found in space, they should be able to uncover galaxies that are as much as 100 times

October 29, 2013

M 6.0 earthquake struck Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

Earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred near uninhabited Balleny Islands in the Southern Ocean at 10:37 UTC on October 29, 2013. Epicenter was recorded at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The coordinates of the epicenter are 61.694&d

October 29, 2013

Unsettled geomagnetic conditions expected as solar activity picks up

From the start of October, Sun erupted 28 M-class and 3 X-class solar flares, sending the material into the space. Solar activity is still raising with major X1.0 flare on October 28, 2013 and four moderate M-class flares. While our geomagnetic field is

October 29, 2013

The first tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean

The first tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season lasted about one day. Tropical Cyclone 01S formed on October 27, 2013 about 570 nautical miles northeast of Port Louis, Mauritus. It was moving to the west-southwest at 7 knots (13 km/h, 8

October 29, 2013

Long lost ancient megalithic pyramid complex located in Ecuador jungles - revelations

The revelations continue as we further explore the information coming out of the Ecuador jungles. What you see here is soil being cleared from the side of a large hill to reveal cut and dressed stone blocks. These appear quite smooth surfaced, barely aged thanks to the

October 28, 2013

Strong eruption of Mount Etna, 14th paroxysm of the year from new SE crater

Following a slow gradual build-up of increasing strombolian activity and a swarm of earthquakes the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) of Etna has produced a new episode of lava fountaining (paroxysm) on the morning of October 26, 2013. This comes almost six

October 28, 2013

Major X1.0 solar flare erupts with bright CME - glancing blow expected on October 31

Increased solar activity will continue this week. Beta-Gamma-Delta classified Active Region 1875 erupted with major solar flare reaching X1.0 at 02:03 UTC on Monday, October 28, 2013. A bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is visible emerging from the Sun. This region

October 28, 2013

Major Atlantic storm to impact UK - severe weather warnings issued

A major Atlantic storm is set to move across the UK over the next 24 hours (October 27/28, 2013), bringing some heavy rain and very strong winds to parts of England and Wales. There is a chance of some localised surface water flooding. Video credit:

October 27, 2013

Los Angeles to become largest GMO-free zone in the US

Los Angeles lawmakers are considering a ban on the cultivation, sale and distribution of genetically modified organisms. Although some US cities already introduced GMO bans, this would make Los Angeles the largest GMO-free zone in the US. This news is

October 26, 2013

Very strong earthquake M 7.1 off shore Fukushima NPP

JMA is reporting that very strong earthquake M 7.1 struck off the east coast of Honshu at 17:10 UTC today. They measured depth at 10 km. Both USGS and EMSC are reporting major M 7.1 at depth of 10 and 7.3 km, respectively. JMA initially recorded M

October 25, 2013

Increased solar activity - Second major solar flare of day, X2.1 from Region 1882

AR 1882 erupted with major solar flare measuring X2.1 at 15:03 UTC on October 25, 2013. Type II and IV radio emissions were associated with the event. Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the Sun and are typically associated with

October 25, 2013

Major solar flare measuring X1.7 erupted from Region 1882

Following days of increased solar activity newly emerging Active Region 1882 erupted with major solar flare measuring X1.7 on October 25, 2013. The event started at 07:53, peaked at 08:01 and ended at 08:08 UTC. This region is not in

October 25, 2013

Emerging Sunspot 1882 produced an M 2.9 solar flare

New sunspot emerging from the southeastern limb, numbered as AR 1882, announced itself with moderate M 2.9 flare at 03:02 UTC on October 25, 2013. The event started at 02:55 UTC, peaked at 03:02 UTC and ended at 03:17 UTC. A Type II and IV radio emissions were

October 25, 2013

M 6.0 earthquake struck southwest of Tonga

Strong M 6.0 earthquake (EMSC) occurred near Tonga at 20:32 UTC on October 24, 2013. The epicenter was located 268 km SW of Nuku'alofa, Tonga and 675 km SE of Suva, Fiji at depth of 60 km. The epicenter was located at coordinates 22.502°S 176.512°W.

October 24, 2013

Strong M 6.7 earthquake struck east of South Sandwich Islands

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.7 (USGS) occurred east of South Sandwich Islands in southwestern Atlantic Ocean at 19:25 UTC on October 24, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 58.208°S 12.950°W at depth of 26.1km (16.2miles). EMSC

October 24, 2013

Air pollution in northeastern China reached hazardous levels

A cold front has sent temperatures plummeting in most northeastern Chinese provinces, causing fog and haze to linger across the region. Agricultural fires in the region in the fall,  following the harvest, also influenced levels of smog. Since

October 24, 2013

Supertyphoon Lekima and Typhoon Francisco approaching Japan

Typhoon Francisco is battering Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The system is forecast to make a sharp northeastward turn over the next few days and skirt the eastern seaboard of mainland Japan. Francisco has maximum sustained winds of 65

October 24, 2013

Increased solar activity continues with multiple M-class solar flares

Only 3 hours after impulsive M 2.7 solar flare, Active Region 1875 erupted multiple solar flares registered as M 1.4 at 23:33 UTC on October 23, 2013 followed by M 3.1 at 00:08 UTC on October 24, 2013. This active region will probably continue with its high

October 24, 2013

Active volcanoes in the world: October 16 - October 22, 2013

During past seven days 7 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 6 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from October 16 - October 22, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

October 23, 2013

Impulsive M 2.7 flare erupted from AR 1875

Impulsive and moderate solar flare registered as M 2.7 erupted from Active Region 1875. The event started at 20:41 UTC, peaked at 20:53 UTC and ended at 20:59 UTC on October 23, 2013. GOES X-Ray 1 minute flux plot with SDO's EVE (Credit:

October 23, 2013

Earthquake hazard in Oklahoma increased due to ongoing swarm

USGS reported today that since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have rattled Central Oklahoma, which marked a significant rise in the frequency of these seismic events.  Important to people living in the Oklahoma City region

October 23, 2013

Long lost ancient megalithic pyramid complex located in Ecuador jungles

For centuries the people of Ecuador have shared wild sounding stories of legendary ancient cities supposedly lost to the jungles. Many of these stories are based around the reasonable hypothesis that a number of Inca settlements have been swallowed up by the

October 23, 2013

Sudden outburst of Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR)

Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) suddenly brightened some 150 times than expected. Althoug it was predicted to be 14th magnitude, it is extremely bright as 8.5 magnitude now. Hidetaka Sato and Seiichi Yoshida measured it brightness on October 20, 2013 as magnitude 8,5. Ernesto

October 22, 2013