Julie Celestial

Julie Celestial

A young blood with an old soul, Julie is fascinated with skies, stars, and every speck of dust in the universe. You can contact her at julie@watchers.news.


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Yangtze region under worst drought in 40 years, agro-production severely affected, China

The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China are now suffering from its most severe drought in 40 years. The ministry in charge of handling natural disasters said that the drought had delayed rapeseed planting in the region. Furthermore, the total...

November 12, 2019

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Earthquake swarm under Askja volcano, Iceland

Hundreds of earthquakes have been registered near the Askja caldera, in an area approximately 10 km (6 miles) east-northeast from the rim, at the depths around 5 km (3 miles) over the past couple of days. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1961 (VEI 2)....

November 11, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Nakri" (Quiel) makes landfall in Vietnam after leaving at least 6 dead in the Philippines

Tropical Cyclone "Nakri" (Quiel) has been affecting parts of Southeast Asia over the past couple of days, leaving at least 6 people dead in the Philippines before making landfall in Vietnam on November 10, 2019. Although Nakri did not directly make...

November 11, 2019

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40 000 displaced as severe floods hit Congo

Around 40 000 residents have been displaced by floods along the Ubangi River in the northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reports confirmed on November 10, 2019. The floods began in October after a period of heavy rain triggered the river to...

November 11, 2019

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At least 20 dead, 60 000 homes damaged as Cyclone "Matmo" (Bulbul) hits Bangladesh and India

Tropical Cyclone "Matmo", also called Bulbul, made landfall over Indo-Bangladesh coast on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The Severe Cyclonic Storm has left at least 20 fatalities, 30 others injured, about 60 000 homes damaged, over 500 000 ha (1.2 million...

November 11, 2019

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Study shows seasonal factors can affect earthquake impact

A new study concludes that the season in which earthquake happens can affect the impact of ground failure and potential destruction. The paper, published in Seismological Research Letters journal, said the 1887 Magnitude 7.3 Verny earthquake and the nearby 1911...

November 11, 2019

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Forecast models hint development of two medicanes by November 12

Forecast models are hinting the development of a deep cyclone with the potential of the warm-core system in the western Mediterranean on Monday, November 11, 2019, and another even stronger warm-core cyclone over the Tyrrhenian sea on Tuesday, November 12. The...

November 10, 2019

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Temperatures drop as heavy rain and hailstorm hit parts of UAE

​Residents saw moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of the United Arab Emirates, as well as a hailstorm in Ras Al Khaimah on November 10, 2019. Temperatures also dropped significantly throughout the country. Hails in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah crashed...

November 10, 2019

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Heavy snowfall hits northern Spain

The weather in northern Spain had taken a turn from warm to cold this week, with heavy snowfall reported on November 8, 2019. Yellow and orange snow alerts have been put in place, which means severe weather is possible in the following days and residents must be...

November 10, 2019

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Unseasonably cold Arctic airmass, snow and freezing rain with gusty winds across the central and eastern U.S.

A significant early-season Arctic airmass will produce areas of snow and freezing rain, and gusty winds across the central and eastern U.S. into next week. Widespread snow from the Plains to the Northeast could fall as far south as Tennessee, with the heaviest snow...

November 10, 2019

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Researchers discovered what could be the largest caldera on Earth

A team of researchers including members from GNS Science, led by marine geophysicist Jenny Anne Barretto, have identified an ancient mega-volcano with what could be the largest known caldera on Earth. The feature is on the crest of Benham Rise, an oceanic plateau...

November 10, 2019

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Snow and below freezing temperatures a day after very heavy rains and widespread floods, UK

Snow has pummelled parts of Wales on November 9, 2019, causing travel disruptions just a day after a heavy downpour hit parts of England, resulting in widespread floods. One woman reportedly died after being swept away by floodwater in Derbyshire. Temperatures have...

November 09, 2019

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3 fatalities confirmed, 5 missing as unprecedented bushfires burn in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Devastating bushfires are burning in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia since November 4, 2019. Authorities have reported more than 150 properties destroyed, 3 fatalities, 5 people missing, and 40 others injured, as of November 9. Out of the 74 fires burning,...

November 09, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Matmo" (Bulbul) makes landfall over Indo-Bangladesh coast

Authorities have ordered evacuation for around 500 000 people from the low-lying coastal villages and islands of Bangladesh in preparation for Tropical Cyclone "Matmo," renamed Bulbul by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The cyclone made landfall...

November 09, 2019

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Typhoon "Nakri" (Quiel) exits the Philippines, now heading toward Vietnam

Typhoon "Nakri," known as "Quiel" in the Philippines is now exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The storm is accelerating further westward at 15 km/h (9 mph) towards Vietnam with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) near...

November 09, 2019

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Strongest eruption at Sakurajima since 2016, ash to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) a.s.l., Japan

The activity at the Sakurajima volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks, particularly since the end of October 2019. A strong eruption on November 8 generated an ash plume up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet). This is the largest eruption at the volcano since...

November 08, 2019

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Late spring snow engulfs parts of Tasmania week after bushfires raged, Australia

A late spring cold snap has brought snowfalls of up to 100 mm (4 inches) on Thursday morning, November 7, 2019, to several parts of Tasmania, including the state's center where bushfires burned a week ago. "White, there's no other way to describe it....

November 08, 2019

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Month's worth of rain triggers widespread floods across northern and central England

Widespread floods hit parts of northern and central England following heavy rains on November 7, 2019. The downpour was reportedly equivalent to a month's worth of rain, prompting evacuations to hundreds of residents. According to the Environment Agency, the...

November 08, 2019

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Unprecedented bushfires rage across New South Wales, Australia

A series of unprecedented bushfires are burning across New South Wales, southeastern Australia on Friday, November 8, 2019. Over 1 000 firefighters have been battling more than 90 blazes, 17 of which are emergency-level, and strong winds. Heat up to 35 °C (95...

November 08, 2019

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Incessant heavy snowfall causes chaos in Kashmir Valley, India

16 hours of heavy snow fell in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The incessant snowfall has killed seven people, caused traffic disruption in both land and air, interrupted electricity across the valley, and triggered avalanches in several areas....

November 08, 2019

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Over 52 million face hunger crisis due to extreme weather in Africa

More than 52 million in 18 countries across Africa are experiencing up to crisis levels of starvation due to weather extremes worsened by poverty and conflict, according to Oxfam. Some areas are suffering from the second extreme drought in four years, which was...

November 07, 2019

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Freak hailstorm rips through Riverland, causing significant crop damage, South Australia

A destructive hailstorm with wind gusts up to 70 km/h (43 mph) ripped through South Australia's Riverland region at around 18:00 UTC on November 4, 2019, causing major damage to fruit and cereal crops that left farmers in crippling financial situation. The...

November 07, 2019

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Hundreds displaced as heavy rains trigger deadly floods and landslides, Guatemala

Strong rains have triggered floods and landslides in Huehuetenango and Guatemala departments, destroying homes on October 30, 2019. At least 4 people have been killed and hundreds displaced. The bodies of the victims were identified as a father and his three...

November 06, 2019

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New eruptive phase at Barren Island volcano in the Andaman Sea, India

Barren Island has entered a new eruptive phase since October 23, 2019, after a relatively calm period during the summer months with little or no activity. Satellite imagery showed intermittent but frequent thermal signals and small ash plumes, indicating that mild...

November 06, 2019

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Persistent heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in Uganda, at least 6 dead

Incessant heavy rain across Uganda has led to more flooding and landslides, killing at least 6 people in rain-related incidents since October 30, 2019. 4 500 people have been displaced, 950 houses schools were damaged, as well as roads and bridges. In the Eastern...

November 06, 2019

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Rare earthquake swarm north of Sion, Switzerland

An exceptionally active earthquake swarm is ongoing near Saviese, north of Sion, Switzerland beginning in the night of November 4 to November 5, 2019, according to the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich. Such an accumulation of earthquakes is rather...

November 06, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nakri" (Quiel) almost stationary between Vietnam and Philippines

Tropical Storm "Nakri" - known as "Quiel" in the Philippines, is almost stationary over the West Philippine Sea and is expected to remain there for one more day, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services...

November 06, 2019

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Brutal tornado captured ripping through a factory in Kalamata, Greece

A short but devastating tornado struck a factory in Kalamata, southern Peloponnese, Greece around 13:05 LT on November 4, 2019. The destruction was caught by security cameras. The owner of the Papadimitriou factory described the horrifying event, "It was a...

November 06, 2019

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Western Australia records second-warmest October and driest month in 40 years

According to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Western Australia has registered its second-warmest October on record and the driest in 40 years, despite the cool air delivering gusty showers to southwestern parts of the state during the...

November 05, 2019

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2 000 homes damaged, 14 people injured as Tropical Storm "Matmo" strikes Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Matmo" left major damage in Vietnam after it made landfall on October 30, 2019. At least 2 000 homes were damaged and around 20 000 residents in the provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, and Quang Ngai displaced. 14 people were also...

November 05, 2019

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Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space, becomes second to leave the heliosphere

​University of Iowa researchers have reported on November 4, 2019, that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the heliosphere or the protective bubble particles and magnetic fields produced by the Sun....

November 05, 2019

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3D models of Cascadia megathrust events match coastal changes from 1700 earthquake

Researchers were able to get a better idea of what kind of megathrust seismic activity was behind the 1700 Cascadia earthquake by combining models of Magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal changes....

November 05, 2019

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2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season breaks named storm days record

The Arabian Sea witnessed a rare simultaneous formation of two tropical cyclones - Kyarr on October 24 and Maha on October 30, 2019, the first since 1965. With them, the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season has generated 28 named storm days by November 4, breaking...

November 04, 2019

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Severe drought affects crops and drinking water in east China

A severe drought is plaguing Anhui Province in east China, damaging crops and disrupting drinking water supplies in some of the worst-hit regions, local authorities reported on Friday, November 1, 2019. From August 12 to October 28, the province only received an...

November 04, 2019

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New type of storm discovered on Saturn's surface

A new type of storm was discovered on Saturn's surface. The researchers analyzed hundreds of snapshots taken by amateur astronomers and developed simulations to understand the strange weather events. Telescope imagery revealed long patches of bright clouds near...

November 04, 2019

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Asteroid Hygiea the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system

Hygiea, previously classified as an asteroid, may actually be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system, according to a study published on October 28, 2019. New images by the ESO's SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) revealed that the space...

November 04, 2019

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Ferocious windstorm leaves over 900 000 without power in Quebec, Canada

Violent wind gusts with speeds as strong as 100 km/h (62 mph) battered areas across Quebec on Friday, November 1, 2019, leaving more than 900 000 customers without power. Electrical towers and trees were knocked out, and one fatality was reported. Over 3 800...

November 04, 2019

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South Africa facing worst drought in 1 000 years

In an interview with news agency eNCA on October 28, 2019, hydrology expert Dr. Gideon Groenewald said South Africa is now experiencing the worst drought in a thousand years. He added that the majority of small towns have already run out of water. Groenewald said...

November 01, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms slam Eastern United States, over 800 000 customers without power

Severe thunderstorms pushed through the Eastern United States on Thursday, October 31, 2019, knocking down trees and power lines that affected over 800 000 customers. As of Friday morning, November 1, more than 300 preliminary reports of severe weather were received...

November 01, 2019

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200 000 forced to evacuate, fatalities feared as massive floods hit Beledweyne, Somalia

At least 200 000 residents, including 100 000 children, have been forced to evacuate their homes in the town of Beledweyne, Somalia following severe floods. Fatalities are also feared as up to 20 people were thrown into floodwater when a boat capsized in Beledweyne,...

October 31, 2019