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Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend

Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend

According to NASA , you would be able to see some meteors at 10 pm, but they suggest to wait until pre-dawn hours for best viewing. The famous Perseids meteor shower will light up the night sky in the country on August 12 and 13. But Cooke said the Perseids are rich in fireballs, so the show should be spectacular. The Perseids are produced when the earth moves through the debris left behind by the Comet Swift Tuttle between July 17 to August 24. Consulte Mais Informação

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This Is the Best Time to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

This Is the Best Time to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

The peak will be from 9.00 pm on Sunday 12th August to 4.30 am on Monday 13th August. Meteor showers are caused when meteoroids , who were once part of a comet or asteroid, start hitting Earth's atmosphere in streams. The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018. The ideal time for meteor-spotting is when the sky is at its darkest; between 1am and the onset of dawn twilight. Consulte Mais Informação

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Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

The peak nights for this year's shower will be from August 11 to 12 and August 12 to 13, with more than 100 meteors visible per hour, according to Gary Boyle, an Ottawa-based astronomer. Last year's shower was especially active, delivering up to 150 meteors an hour expected at its height, and while this year the shooting stars won't be quite as regular, stargazers can still expect to see around 70 of them an hour. Consulte Mais Informação

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Smoke from western wildfires prompts air quality statement in Regina, Saskatoon

Smoke from western wildfires prompts air quality statement in Regina, Saskatoon

Albertans across the province noticed the taste and smell of smoke hanging in the air, with many towns and cities air qualities deteriorating throughout the day. "During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour", the statement warns. Exposure to ozone can induce coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Consulte Mais Informação

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Best meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend

Best meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend

It should be a good one this year with a rate of 60 to 70 meteors per hour. As the Earth spins around the sun it passes through the trail of space dust and debris from the comet Swit-Tuttle . Meteors of the Perseid meteor shower in 2017. "So, you're going to see a streak, and hopefully a colored streak but, they aren't always very colorful", says Vicki Funke, manager of Weiskopf Observatory. Consulte Mais Informação

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Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms

Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms

The opposition Labor party has criticized the aid as long overdue and said the government should also be focusing more on climate change and its consequences to find ways of coping with droughts in the long term. "These emergency cash payments will help those farmers who have had little or no income, while the changes to the asset cap will ensure more farmers are eligible for assistance". Consulte Mais Informação

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Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm John was expected to strengthen rapidly and become a hurricane by Monday and a major hurricane by Tuesday. ET on August 6, 2018. Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a unsafe force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii's Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Consulte Mais Informação

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Huge, glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' through space

Huge, glowing 'rogue' planet spotted 'drifting' through space

It appears to be traveling through space alone. The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter, sits around 20 light years away from Earth. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star , ' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets", study lead astronomer Melodie Kao said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

Equipped with 60 transponders, Satelit Merah Putih will support the existing Telkom 2 and Telkom 3S satellites to provide services for customers in Indonesia and foreign countries amid rising demand. The block 5 is the rocket SpaceX founder Elon Musk is counting on to launch astronauts to the International Space Station starting next year, the centerpiece of the company's drive to lower launch costs while improving reliability. Consulte Mais Informação

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Sunita Williams in NASA's first space flights on commercial spacecraft

Sunita Williams in NASA's first space flights on commercial spacecraft

More astronaut crew members will be assigned to flight missions in the future , and both mission crews expressed the importance of adding them as soon as possible in order to reduce training challenges for both the crew and training teams. Trump wasn't the only one heralding NASA's commercial crew announcement today. Chris Ferguson: While Ferguson has been retired from NASA since 2011, he has worked with Boeing's Starliner program for years, earning him a key post on the first crewed ... Consulte Mais Informação

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