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saturn nebula

The strange structures of the Saturn Nebula

The spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colorful image was captured by the powerful MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope...

September 28, 2017

aurora forecast 20 55 utc september 27 2017

CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storming

A stream of high-speed solar wind coming from a recurrent, polar-connected, positive-polarity coronal hole is affecting our planet today and causing geomagnetic storming. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm levels were reached at 08:48 UTC and increased to G2 - Moderate...

September 27, 2017

omsk station by nick morozov

Winter is coming to Urals and Siberia with record daily lows

The winter of 2017/18 announced itself in Urals and Siberia, Russia this week with abnormally cold temperatures, between 3 - 10 °C (5.4 - 18 °F) below average. Anomalously cold weather is affecting the Urals and southern Siberia over the past couple of days...

September 27, 2017

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At least 12 dead, 10 missing after landslide hits Rubanda, Uganda

At least 12 people have died and another 10 are missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains hit the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. A police spokesman said early Wednesday that 12 people are confirmed dead. He told Xinhua that...

September 27, 2017

megacryometeor scotland september 2017

Megacryometeor hits near a house in Renfrewshire, Scotland

A megacryometeor has left a large crater in the middle of a garden in Busby, Renfrewshire, Scotland on September 26, 2017. The object hit several meters from the house owned by the Helliwell family, leaving a 1.4 m (4.6 feet) x 1.2 (3.9 feet) crater. "I was...

September 27, 2017

canyon fire california september 2017

Canyon Fire rapidly grows to 2 500 acres, 500 homes evacuated, California

The Canyon Fire was reported on September 25, 2017 at 20:02 UTC (13:02 PDT) 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the city of Corona, Los Angeles County, California along highway 91 in Coal Canyon. Steep and rugged terrain, critically dry fuels and high heat enabled the rapid...

September 27, 2017

fireball arizona september 2017

Brilliant fireball over Arizona, sonic boom picked up by a seismometer

A brilliant fireball streaked through the night sky over southern Arizona, US around 03:32 UTC on September 24, 2017 (20:32 MDT, September 23). The event lasted about 12 seconds and produced a sonic boom picked up by a seismometer near Tucson. The American Meteor...

September 27, 2017

japan earthquake september 26 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:22 UTC on September 26, 2017 (05:22 JST, September 27). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 32.4 km...

September 26, 2017

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Over 8 000 people evacuated around Aoba (Ambae) volcano, Vanuatu

More than 8 000 people living near Aoba (Ambae) volcano in Vanuatu were forced to evacuate over the past several days due to increase in volcanic activity. The Vanuatu Government’s Council of Ministers has declared the State of Emergency on Ambae island on...

September 26, 2017

asteroid 2017 ss12

Asteroid 2017 SS12 flew past Earth at 0.67 LD, one day before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SS12 flew past Earth at 0.67 LD (~ 257 280 km / 159 866 miles) at 15:33 UTC on September 24, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 33rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of...

September 26, 2017

cleveland volcano alaska

Moderate eruption detected at Cleveland volcano, Alaska

A moderate, 2-minute-long eruption occurred at Cleveland volcano, Alaska beginning at 01:47 UTC on September 26, 2017. The explosion was detected by seismic and infrasound (air pressure) sensors, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said 02:15 UTC today, adding that...

September 26, 2017

fiji tonga region earthquake september 26 2017

Strong M6.4 earthquake hits Fiji / Tonga region at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Fiji / Tonga region at 04:20 UTC on September 26, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 98.1 km (60.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

September 26, 2017

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Nearly 50 000 evacuated around Agung amid fears of eruption, Bali

Nearly 50 000 people living near Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia have been evacuated following an increasing unrest detected since August 10, 2017. Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km (7.4 miles) around the volcano. According to the ARISTOTLE...

September 25, 2017

ROSAT_SAA

The anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field which has geophysicists abuzz

In this interview, EGU's Laura Roberts Artal speaks with Jay Shah, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London, who is investigating the South Atlantic Anomaly, a patch over the South Atlantic where the Earth’s magnetic field is weaker than elsewhere on the...

September 25, 2017

hurricane maria 08 30 z september 25 2017

Hurricane "Maria" forces tropical storm and storm surge watches for North Carolina

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Surf City northward to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds at 21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT) on Sunday, September 24, 2017. At the same time, a Storm Surge...

September 25, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Pilar" near the west coast of Mexico

A newly formed tropical cyclone - Tropical Storm "Pilar" - is producing heavy rain along portions of the western coast of Mexico for the past 2 days. The storm was named 03:00 UTC on September 23, thus becoming the 16th named storm of the 2017 Pacific...

September 25, 2017

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OSIRIS-REx slingshots past Earth toward Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity on Friday, September 22, 2017 to slingshot itself on a path toward the Asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. The spacecraft came within 17 237 km (10 711...

September 24, 2017