On July 19, 2013 at 03:08 UTC Sakurajima volcano in Japan produced one of the strongest explosions in over a year, emitting a huge ash cloud that reached around 6 km (20 000 ft). Japan Meteorological Agency didn`t change the Volcanic Alert Level for
Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov discovered a new comet near the bright star Capella in the constellation Auriga. The comet was discovered on July 8, 2013 during a "Southern Night" star party in Crimea, Ukraine. Confirmation of
During its flyby over Africa, on June 11, 2013, NASA's Landsat satellite captured some amazing images of Nyamuragira volcano, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyamuragira is one of Africa's most active volcanoes. Landsat observed the plume emitted from…
This week, 6 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 10 – July 16, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.
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On July 16, 2013 IGEPN reported that in recent days Reventador volcano showed a significant increase in seismic activity accompanied by emission of a lava that descended down the southwestern flank of the cone on July 13.
Gas and ash emission was
Enhanced image of comet C/2012 S1 ISON obtained by Hubble Space Telescope on April 30, 2013 have been released yesterday, showing the comet zooming through deep space in all its glory.
Hubble Space Telescope views Comet ISON, April 30, 2013 (Credit:
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower begins annually roughly from July 12 and is active up to August 23. The shower can be seen all over the planet, however it is best observed from the Southern Hemisphere and southern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.
Strong volcanic activity that started at Sakurajima volcano, Japan on July 7, 2013 still continues. Throughout the night of July 15, 2013 explosions and ash emissions have been occurring with no pause.
Thinner an thicker ash plumes were constantly emitted by the
Many regions of Ecuador were affected by heavy ash fall caused by a major eruption at Tungurahua volcano, on July 14, 2013.
According to Lourdes Mayorga from the National Risk Management Secretariat of Ecuador around 200 people were evacuated from villages close to
It has not been long since the spectacular supermoon on June 23, 2013. At that time the moon was at it`s closest to Earth for the year, appeared as the largest full moon for 2013, and it was also about 30 percent brighter than an average full moon.
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