This region of California is prone to summer fires, with other large blazes reported just previous year in 2017 and in 2013. The last time the 7.5-mile-long (12-kilometre-long) valley was closed because of fire was 1990, he said. Wawona to Yosemite Valley areas of the national park will be closed starting Wednesday, with Sunday as the earliest possible reopening. The closure was heartbreaking for travelers who mapped out trips months in advance to hike and climb amid the spectacular ...
This is the first time when that this deviation from the forecasts of the simpler Newtonian theory of gravity has been seen in the movement of a star around a supermassive black hole . The group of scientists started to monitor the central area of the Milky Way at the European Southern Observatory 26 years ago. Researchers believe that, as observations of how light behaves even closer to a black hole, some of Einstein's theories may come up short.
The "blood moon" effect is created due to light passing through Earth's atmosphere, which scatters blue light, meaning the moon turns a reddish colour. In addition, the event will also be visible in parts of South-America, parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia. As NPR reported , NASA expected Friday's lunar eclipse to be the longest this century.
A 12-mile long lake of liquid water has been detected under the polar ice caps of Mars, raising hopes that life could exist beneath the surface. Among the 29 radar samplings, the scientists spotted a series of unusually strong reflections bearing a distinct electrical hallmark.
Just look out for the big red dot. According to EarthSky.org, it will be appear almost as bright as it did in 2003, when it was closer to Earth than it had been in 60,000 years. This won't happen again until 2287, Nasa has predicted. Rain and thunderstorms will also lead to poor viewing conditions across a swath of the central U.S.
Dr Brown said: "While more common than the solar eclipse , the event is nonetheless fairly unusual, with even partial eclipses rarely happening a couple of times or twice per year and each is only visible from a portion of the Earth". The July 27/28, 2018 total lunar eclipse is part of the Saros series 129, same as the July 16, 2000, total lunar eclipse - the longest eclipse of the 20th century.