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livorno tuscany italy severe flood september 10 2017

Severe flooding hits central Italy, at least six dead and two missing

At least six people have been killed and 2 are still missing in the Tuscan port town of Livorno after a nearly stationary severe storm dumped heavy rain on Sunday, September 10, 2017, triggering severe flooding and landslides. Mayor Filippo Nogarin said a 'crazy...

September 10, 2017

3122 florence by mike olason

Two moons discovered orbiting large asteroid 3122 Florence as it flew past Earth

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3), one of the largest known, flew past Earth at a distance of 18.38 LD (~7 million km / 4.4 million miles / 0.047 AU) at 12:06 UTC on September 1, 2017. This is the largest asteroid to pass this close to our planet since the first...

September 09, 2017

aurora over finland september 8 2017

G4 - Severe geomagnetic storming observed as CME from X9.3 flare impacts Earth

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by the X9.3 solar flare on September 6, 2017, reached our planet at 23:04 UTC on September 7, 2017, a full day earlier than it was expected. G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming started 23:25 and increased to G4 - Severe at 23:50...

September 08, 2017

wsa enlil cme model

Shock arrival from September 4 Coronal Mass Ejection

The coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by the M5.5 solar flare on September 4, 2017 arrived at the DSCOVR spacecraft on September 6 at 23:08 UTC and at Earth 30 minutes later. The impact did not spark a geomagnetic storm, but the potential still exists as the CME...

September 07, 2017

tropical storm katia september 6 2017

Tropical Storm "Katia" forms in the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Katia" formed in the Bay of Campeche, near the coast of Mexico at 09:00 UTC on September 6, 2017 as the 11th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is nearly stationary at this time, with its center located 165 km...

September 06, 2017

very bright fireball over british columbia credit p gerrard september 2017

Very bright fireball illuminates British Columbia, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over British Columbia, Canada at 05:11 UTC on September 5, 2017 (22:11 PDT, September 4). The event lasted about 10 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 224 reports...

September 05, 2017

fernandina eruption september 4 2017 at 22 15 utc

Fernandina volcano enters new eruptive phase, first since 2009

Ecuador's Fernandina volcano, the most active of Galápagos volcanoes, entered a new eruptive phase at approximately 17:25 UTC (12:25 local time) on September 4, 2017. The eruption comes after 8 years of superficial calm. It was observed by the crew of...

September 05, 2017

porkchop geyser yellowstone

Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at elevated levels since June 12

Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at elevated levels, compared with typical background activity, since June 12, 2017, when an energetic earthquake swarm started in the region. In total, 2 532 earthquakes were registered since then. However, there are...

September 04, 2017

waterspouts over sochi russia august 29 2017

Plane dodges tornadoes in hair-raising landing in Sochi, Russia

A plane was filmed landing in the Russian city of Sochi with three large tornadic waterspouts right behind it on August 29, 2017. Up to twelve tornadoes were spotted off the coast on the same day, and it is the second week in a row that the columns have ripped...

August 31, 2017

tropical storm harvey at 21 00 utc on august 29 2017

Harvey breaks record for most rainfall from tropical cyclone in the contiguous US

Although it's still not over, Tropical Cyclone "Harvey" has now dumped more rain on the contiguous United States than any previous tropical cyclone since records began. The most rainfall produced by any tropical cyclone in the entire US was 1 320.8 mm...

August 29, 2017

bogoslov june 2017

Robust steam plume, new explosive eruption at Bogoslov volcano, Alaska

A new explosive eruption took place at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 00:29 UTC on August 27, 2017 and lasted about 4 minutes. The cloud produced during today's event was observed in satellite images to drift southeast from Bogoslof and pass over southern Unalaska...

August 27, 2017

comet display

Electric comets: The most dramatic displays

In our previous episode, we began a commemoration of the 5-year anniversary of Space News from the EU with a comprehensive summary of the most significant findings to date from comet missions. Today, we continue our commemoration with a review of the some of the...

August 24, 2017

major landslide piz cengalo switzerland august 23 2017

Another major landslide at Piz Cengalo after 6 injured on Sunday, Switzerland

Another major landslide took place in southern Switzerland on August 23, 2017, just three days after six hikers got hit by falling rocks in a similar incident. According to a statement issued by Bern police on Monday, August 21, six people were injured after a rock...

August 23, 2017

significant wave height august 22 2017 chile

Abnormal tide warning issued for the entire coast of Chile

The Marine Meteorological Center of Valparaiso has issued an abnormal tide warning for the entire coast of Chile, from the Gulf of Penas in the country's south to the northern city of Arica. It is expected that these conditions will begin to manifest on Tuesday,...

August 22, 2017

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Prehistoric jungle tribes may have practiced land management of tropical forests in SE Asia 70 000 years ago

With the rise of permaculture farming practices based on ancient tribal wisdom, we have come to understand that jungles and rain forests can be extremely productive when managed effectively. Recent studies have indicated that our distant ancestors in Southeast Asia...

August 21, 2017

ash eruption san cristobal nicaragua august 18 2017

Ash emission from San Cristobal volcano affects 50 000 people, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan authorities reported a new ash emission started at San Cristobal volcano early Friday morning, August 18, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano took place on April 22, 2016. The volcano began degassing Friday morning, followed by an expulsion of ash...

August 18, 2017

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3122 Florence - one of the largest known asteroids to flyby Earth on September 1

A huge, Amor-class asteroid named 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) will flyby Earth at 18.38 LD (~7 million km / 4.4 million miles / 0.047 AU) at 12:06 UTC on September 1, 2017. This is the largest asteroid to pass this close to our planet since the first near-Earth...

August 14, 2017