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Meteor storm predicted for November 22

An outburst of alpha Monocerotid meteor shower is predicted to occur at around 04:50 UTC on November 22, 2019. While the source of this meteor shower is an unknown long-period comet, the 2019 outburst prediction is coming from well-known meteor scientists Esko...

November 20, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Fung-Wong" (Sarah) forms east of the Philippines

A Low Pressure Area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical depression on November 19, 2019, and was named Sarah by the PAGASA. It continued intensifying through the day and reached tropical storm strength, receiving...

November 20, 2019

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577 homes destroyed in NSW bushfires, burn area more than 1.6 million ha (40.7 million acres), Australia

According to data provided by the Rural Fire Service, nearly 577 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales since the start of the fire 2019/20 season which quickly turned into the worst on record. Statewide, the burn area now covers more than 1 650 000 ha (40 772...

November 19, 2019

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Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand

A tornado hit Christchurch in New Zealand on November 18, 2019, leaving a trail of damage from central suburbs to coastal areas, according to the nation's Fire and Emergency. The twister injured two people, scattered debris through the air, and disrupted power...

November 18, 2019

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Record-setting wave measured in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia

A powerful Mediterranean storm named Victoria affected the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries, including Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, this week. The storm produced many notable events, including the largest wave ever recorded in Croatia...

November 17, 2019

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Quantum experiment shows objective reality does not exist

Scientists have long suspected that quantum mechanics enables two observers to experience different and conflicting realities-- until an experiment was conducted, with the results suggesting that objective reality does not exist. In a study published recently in...

November 16, 2019

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Arctic blast smashes temperature records across Ontario, Canada

An Arctic airmass affecting much of the US has made its way across Canada, with Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa airports smashing low temperature records as old as 1905. Ottawa residents woke up to the coldest November 13 in the city's history. The temperature...

November 14, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi" (Ramon) maintains strength over the Philippine Sea

Tropical Storm "Kalmaegi", called "Ramon" in the Philippines, maintained its strength and slightly accelerated while moving over the Philippine Sea on Wednesday evening, November 13, 2019, according to weather bureau PAGASA. Kalmaegi is moving...

November 13, 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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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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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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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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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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Ev Cochrane: Did ancient man see a different Sun?

The parent star of planet Earth holds a strange and special place in countless ancient traditions around the world. The celestial body identified as the Sun in myth, religion, ancient astronomies and rock art routinely bares no resemblance at all to our familiar...

November 03, 2019

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Eruption at Satsuma-Iojima volcano, Kikai caldera, Japan

Satsuma-Iojima volcano (also known as Tokara-Iojima), Kyushu, Japan erupted at 08:35 UTC (17:35 JST) on November 2, 2019. This is the first eruption at this volcano since 2013. The volcano is a part of Kikai caldera, the source of one of the world's largest...

November 02, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for November 2019

November 1 - Fornax well placed for observation. Across much of the world, the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At magnitude 9.0, Fornax is quite faint, and...

November 01, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 UG11 to flyby Earth at 0.55 LD on November 1

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 UG11 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.55 LD / 0.00140 AU (209 437 km / 130 38 miles) at 20:42 UTC on November 1, 2019. The asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 29, 3 days after its close approach...

October 31, 2019