Julie Celestial

Julie Celestial

I'm fascinated with skies, stars, and every speck of dust in the universe. You can contact me at julie [ at ] watchers.news.


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assam flood sept 28 2020

225 000 affected as third wave of flooding hits Assam, India

At least 225 000 people have been affected in nine districts of Assam, India, as the ongoing third wave of flooding worsens, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported Sunday, September 27, 2020. Around 10 000 ha (25 000 acres) of...

September 28, 2020

sudan flood sept 28 2020

Nearly 830 000 affected as Sudan faces 'unprecedented challenges' amid worst flood in century

Heavy rains and major floods continue to pose unprecedented challenges in disaster-stricken Sudan where 124 people have died and nearly 830 000 have been affected. Humanitarian workers are struggling as funds are running out, which are necessary to continue...

September 28, 2020

nz weather bomb sept 28 2020

Worst storm of the season hits New Zealand, bringing disruptive snow and strong winds

A rapidly intensifying severe weather system brought thick snow and wind gusts of over 100 km/h (62 mph) to parts of New Zealand on Sunday, September 27, 2020, resulting in closed roads and dozens of flight cancelations. Met Service described the storm as "the...

September 28, 2020

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Nearly 400 pilot whales dead in Australia's worst mass stranding on record

Almost 400 whales have died in Tasmania in what is believed to be Australia's worst stranding on record. Earlier this week, hundreds of long-finned whales have been found beached on the island state's west coast. Officials said rescue operations will...

September 25, 2020

hailstorm england sept 24 2020

Intense hailstorm and tornado hit West Yorkshire, England

A severe thunderstorm brought hail and tornado to West Yorkshire, England, on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Parts of the county were 10 cm (4 inches) deep in ice or sleet as accumulated hail blanketed roads. According to Met Desk, there was a possible supercell in...

September 25, 2020

fire tornado california sept 2020 2

Creek Fire becomes largest single blaze in California, spawning 2 rare fire tornadoes

The Creek Fire in California has become the state's largest single blaze record, scorching up to 117 935 ha (291 426 acres) of land as of Thursday, September 24, 2020, and is only 34 percent contained. The blazes spawned two rare tornadoes rated EF-1 and EF-2 a...

September 25, 2020

bird death west us sept 24 2020

Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have found that the mysterious deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds in the Western U.S. were primarily caused by a cold blast that killed off edible insects and induced hypothermia. Around...

September 24, 2020

gandaki pradesh flood sept 2020

At least 126 people killed in floods and landslides in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

At least 126 people have lost their lives to natural disasters, such as floods and landslides, triggered by monsoon rains this year in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal. The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) forecasts moderate to heavy rains throughout the country...

September 24, 2020

indonesia flood sept 21 2020

At least 2 killed, 20 injured as more floods and landslides hit Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia

More floods and landslides struck Indonesia's capital Jakarta and nearby areas, including West Java, claiming at least two lives and leaving 20 others injured, officials reported Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Since January this year, at least 283 people have died...

September 24, 2020

comet with own aurora sept 23 2020 2

Unusual ultraviolet aurora spotted around a comet for the first time

ESA's Rosetta mission has revealed that its target comet, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has its own far-ultraviolet aurora. This is the first time such electromagnetic emissions in the far-ultraviolet have been detected on a celestial object, aside from any...

September 23, 2020

ghana flood sept 21 2020

Severe floods hit Ghana's Upper East Region

Severe flooding affecting Ghana's Upper East Region this month has left at least five people dead and around 1 700 homes damaged or destroyed, according to the preliminary data from the Regional Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organisation...

September 23, 2020

afar ethiopia flood september 2020

Massive floods leave widespread destruction, displace 140 000 people in Afar, Ethiopia

More than 240 000 people have been affected and 144 000 displaced as widespread floods hit Afar, Ethiopia, the government stated in a press release on September 21, 2020. More than 80 localities have been hit in what authorities described as the worst flood the...

September 22, 2020

noul flood sept 2020

At least 10 dead as Tropical Storm "Noul" wreaks havoc in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar

At least 10 people lost their lives, properties were damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands were affected as Tropical Storm "Noul" ripped through parts of Southeast Asia -- from Vietnam, where it caused the most damage (amounting to 10 million...

September 22, 2020

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Scores of temperature records smashed as cold blast sweeps through Eastern U.S.

Dozens of temperature records were smashed or tied across the Eastern U.S. over the weekend as a shot of cold air swept through the region, weeks ahead of the average for much of the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued frost advisories and freeze...

September 21, 2020

france flood sept 19 2020

2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France

At least 2 people are missing after torrential rains triggered flash flooding in several departments of southern France on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Valleraugue commune in Gard Department recorded up to 468 mm (18 inches) of rain in just a 6-hour period, which...

September 21, 2020

tornado nicaragua sept 17 2020

Powerful tornado hits capital Managua, Nicaragua

5 homes were destroyed and 67 damaged after a powerful tornado ripped through Nicaragua's capital Managua on Thursday, September 17, 2020. At least 14 people sustained injuries. The tornado struck at dawn and lasted approximately four minutes. According to the...

September 18, 2020

storm aila finland sept 17 2020

Powerful storm Aila brings destructive winds and heavy rains to Finland, over 90 000 homes left without power

A powerful autumn storm named Aila swept through Finland's central and southwestern regions late Wednesday into Thursday, September 16 to 17, 2020, bringing winds of up to 125 km/h (77 mph), high waves up to 5.8 m (19 feet), and heavy rains up to 60 mm (2.3...

September 18, 2020

dawn of dinosaurs sept 17 2020

Newly identified mass extinction triggered dawn of dinosaurs 233 million years ago

A new study has identified a major mass extinction 233 million years ago, which triggered the dawn of dinosaurs-- the event has been called the Carnian Pluvial Episode. During this era, huge volcanic eruptions emitted carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor into...

September 18, 2020

uganda flood sept 2020

Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

At least two people died after flash floods swept through the city of Kampala, Uganda, this week. Heavy rains began around September 8, leading to inundations that disrupted traffic and trapped a number of people in a collapsed building. The police recovered two...

September 17, 2020

vietnam flood sept 14 2020

Deadly flooding, landslides and destructive tornado strike parts of Vietnam

At least two people died after severe weather-- including heavy rains, strong winds, lightning strikes, and a destructive tornado-- hit parts of Vietnam over the past few days, from September 11 to 14, 2020. Wide swaths of crops were inundated and hundreds of houses...

September 17, 2020

landslide costa rica sept 2020 2

Massive landslide at Irazu volcano prompts relocation of infrastructure, Costa Rica

The government has started the process of relocating telecommunication towers in Costa Rica's Irazu Volcano National Park due to an ongoing massive landslide, which started on August 26, 2020. Officials warned people to avoid the lower part of the mountain as...

September 17, 2020

india lightning sept 15 2020

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 42 people lost their lives in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, after getting struck by lightning on September 15, 2020. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of further rains in most parts of the country over the next three days. Lightning strikes...

September 16, 2020

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Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds dead in one of the Southwest's largest bird die-offs on record, U.S.

Mystery ensues across New Mexico as hundreds of thousands of migratory birds have been found dead across the state in one of the Southwest's largest bird die-offs in recent memory. Scientists are examining the reason behind the alarming event, looking at...

September 16, 2020

cape verde flood sept 12 2020

Deadly flooding hits Praia after 3 months' worth of rain in just one day, Cabo Verde

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in Praia, Cabo Verde, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, resulting in property damage in several districts and one casualty. The city recorded 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period, which is nearly three times its average...

September 15, 2020

turkey sandstorm sept 12 2020

Massive sandstorm engulfs Ankara, leaving 6 injured, Turkey

A massive sandstorm hit Ankara, Turkey, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, leaving at least six people injured. Meteorological authorities said the phenomenon likely occurred due to the lack of rain in the area. Footage captured the huge cloud of dust as it slowly...

September 15, 2020

tunisia flood sept 5 2020

At least 6 dead after days of heavy rains trigger flooding in Tunisia

At least six people lost their lives in deadly flooding after heavy rains fell for six days across Tunisia. Numerous regions in the country were hit by severe weather, from north to the east. Heavy rains began around September 5, drenching Kairouan with 88.9 mm (3.5...

September 15, 2020

nepal landslide flood sept 13 2020

More than 30 people dead or missing after floods and landslides hit Nepal

More than 30 people are dead or missing after floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpour hit Sindhupalchok District in Nepal from September 12 to 13, 2020, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). Around 17...

September 14, 2020

rebirth of a volcano sept 12 2020

Researchers document rebirth of a volcano for the first time

For the first time, scientists were able to document a volcano's life cycle, from its collapse to its rebirth. Researchers from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences and volcanologists from Russia presented the results of a series of photogrammetric...

September 14, 2020

north korea flood sept 12 2020

North Korea calls for prompt recovery after Typhoon "Maysak" leaves a trail of destruction

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called for prompt efforts to rebuild thousands of houses and structures destroyed during Typhoon "Maysak," which struck the nation's eastern region last week. Almost 60 bridges were washed away, more than 2 000 houses...

September 13, 2020

africa flood sept 2020

Exceptional rainfall and record floods hit African Sahel

Exceptionally heavy rains and record floods across West, Central, and East Africa have affected millions of people in recent weeks, with more than 200 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Unprecedented rainfall has destroyed homes and crops, adding...

September 12, 2020

lanina

La Niña ENSO phase declared at the peak of hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has officially declared this year's La Niña phase on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The announcement comes at the peak of the hurricane season. This weather pattern occurs over the eastern Pacific,...

September 11, 2020

west us fire sept 11 2020

Death toll jumps to 15 as record wildfires continue raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, U.S.

At least 15 people have been killed in record-breaking wildfires burning through the western U.S. as of Friday, September 11, 2020, with California, Oregon, and Washington bearing the brunt of the blazes. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC),...

September 11, 2020

cameroon flood sept 2020

200 000 people homeless after severe floods hit Far North, Cameroon

About 200 000 people remain homeless as of September 10, 2020, after severe floods struck the Far North Region of Cameroon. At least five fatalities have been reported, livestock and crops have been affected, and thousands of houses have been damaged or destroyed....

September 10, 2020

algeria flood sept 8 2020

Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated

Heavy rains from September 7 to 8, 2020, triggered flash floods in Algeria's northern provinces, killing at least one person and leaving more than 800 homes inundated. A number of road accidents were also reported, causing major traffic disruption in at least...

September 10, 2020

sindh flood sept 9 2020

Widespread floods affect 2.5 million people, over 1 million acres of crops in Sindh, Pakistan

Record rainfall and resulting floods in Pakistan's Sindh Province have affected nearly 2.5 million people and over 405 000 ha (1 million acres) of crops since the start of the rainy season. In total, 15 000 villages were inundated, more than 77 000 homes...

September 09, 2020

floods ghana and burkina faso sept 8 2020

Deadly floods hit Burkina Faso and Ghana, West Africa

Severe flooding struck parts of Burkina Faso and Ghana this week, resulting in extensive property damage and at least 8 fatalities. Heavy rainfall has been affecting the West African countries since mid-August, displacing many residents. In Burkina Faso, heavy...

September 09, 2020

kenya snow sept 6 2020

Severe hailstorm leaves a trail of destruction in Narok, Kenya

Residents of Narok in Kenya, woke up to a blanket of snow and a trail of destruction Monday morning, September 7, 2020, following a heavy hailstorm that struck the town overnight. Wide swaths of crops were severely damaged, leaving farmers devastated as they...

September 09, 2020

nigeria flood sept 8 2020

At least 21 dead, thousands of homes destroyed or damaged after severe flooding hits Nigeria

At least 21 people have lost their lives while around 51 000 families have been displaced after severe flooding struck Nigeria following last week's heavy downpours, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) reports. Heavy rains struck the state of Jigawa...

September 08, 2020

sudan flood sept 5 2020

River Nile in Sudan at highest levels since records began

A 3-month state of emergency has been declared in Sudan amid severe flooding described by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as "catastrophic and painful." More than 100 people have died, over 100 000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, and about half a...

September 08, 2020

senegal flood sept 5 2020

Senegal under state of emergency after 'exceptionally' heavy rain triggers major flooding

A state of emergency has been activated in Senegal, West Africa, amid ongoing major floods across wide swaths of the country caused by heavy rains since September 5, 2020. Officials said parts of the country saw an exceptional amount of 124 to 200 mm (4.8 to 7.8...

September 08, 2020