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The peak of the total lunar eclipse will happen shortly after day's end on Sunday, Jan. 20, on the USA east coast, at 12:16 a.m. EST (0516 GMT) on Monday, Jan. The eclipse is also being called as a "Super Blood Wolf Moon ", and will start at 7.34 pm Pacific Standard Time on January 20, which converts to 9:00 am IST (January 21).
  • Air pollution level remains poor in New Delhi

    Air pollution level remains poor in New Delhi

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    Authorities have warned of a spike in the pollution levels after Diwali on Wednesday even if "partially toxic crackers" are burnt compared to previous year. Assuming that only half of last year's amount of firecrackers are used, the lead pollutant PM2.5 - particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers - is expected to reach 575 a day after Diwali , the SAFAR report said.
  • Rescuers fear more dead in Michael's path

    Rescuers fear more dead in Michael's path

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    It adds that Hanover County firefighter Lt. Brad Clark was killed and several others were injured when a tractor trailer rear-ended a fire truck that was stopped at a crash site. Flash flooding was also reported in the big North Carolina cities of Charlotte and Raleigh. The number of dead was expected to rise, but authorities scrapped plans for setting up a temporary morgue, indicating they had yet to see signs of mass casualties from the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental ...
  • Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida

    Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida

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    That's southeast of Panama City. The National Hurricane Center said Michael would pass through the Carolinas as a tropical storm on Thursday, dumping as much as 8 inches of rain in some areas. Michael's strength may reflect the effect of climate change on storms. Just as Northern politicians are judged on how they handle snowstorms, their Southern counterparts are watched closely for how they deal with hurricanes.
  • Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida

    Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida

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    Tropical Storm Michael has turned into a hurricane and is expected to strengthen rapidly before hitting Florida this week, bringing with it winds of at least 160 kilometres per hour and life-threatening flash flooding . But Michael will also have implications further away. Many filled sandbags and boarded up homes. The sheriff's office says Wakulla County shelters were rated safe only for hurricanes below that threshold.
  • Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch

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    Earlier, the launch had been planned for Saturday, but SpaceX said Wednesday it was rescheduling the launch and would use the extra time to complete pre-flight checks. SAOCOM 1, together with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed X-Band SAR constellation, make up the Italian-Argentine Satellite System for Emergency Management, or SIASGE.
  • NOAA: Tropical Storm Kirk 2018 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

    NOAA: Tropical Storm Kirk 2018 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

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    While it has a chance to clip the Carolinas, the core of the system will stay off-shore as a frontal system over the U.S. East Coast keeps it from moving inland. Conditions are favorable that this one could gain subtropical or tropical characteristics, forecasters say, and "a subtropical or tropical cyclone is likely to form by early next week while the low meanders over the central Atlantic Ocean".
  • SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon

    SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon

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    SpaceX is now prototyping the spaceship and other BFR hardware inside a 20,000-square-foot tent at the Port of Los Angeles - at least until a much bigger permanent facility is completed. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO framed the trip around the moon as an important part of the company's larger mission to colonize Mars . SpaceX plans to launch the first unmanned mission to Mars by 2022 - a goal Musk himself has described as "Ambitious", with a sight to putting the first humans on the ...
  • Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX's Moon tourist

    Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX's Moon tourist

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    Announced previous year, the BFR ship will sit 118 metres long - previously announced as 106 metres (347 feet) long - and Musk has said the ship will contain up to 40 cabins which will have enough space for 100 people. Musk noting that the entire BFR system will be tested in an uncrewed configuration before Maezawa and his fellow passengers embark on their voyage around the moon.
  • Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed

    Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed

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    Roy Cooper said. Five deaths have been linked to the storm and thousands of people have been staying in emergency shelters. Shell said she has one bedroom and a 20-by-40-foot sunroom she estimates could house up to 20 cots. Police said 150 to 200 residents have been rescued earlier on Friday and 150 or more were still awaiting rescue. Animal feeding operations above a certain size need to be "designed and operated to handle the rainfall and runoff from 25-year 24-hour storms", ...
  • Tropical Storm Helene expected to bring rain, wind gusts to Azores

    Tropical Storm Helene expected to bring rain, wind gusts to Azores

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    The Portuguese weather service said that wind gusts of up to 74 mph are possible by the weekend in the Azores, an island chain about 850 miles west of Portugal. He said the federal government and first responders are ready to assist, but that 'bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size'.
  • Gov. McMaster orders mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties, reverses lanes

    Gov. McMaster orders mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties, reverses lanes

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    As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the United States, the governors of North and SC have issued mandatory evacuation orders affecting tens of thousands of residents in coastal areas. More than a million people in the southeast United States faced mandatory evacuation orders. She grew up on the island chain, and says this will be only the second time she's evacuated.
  • Brett Kavanaugh Committee Vote Delayed One Week

    Brett Kavanaugh Committee Vote Delayed One Week

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    It looks as though all Senate Republicans will vote to confirm, with Vice President Mike Pence available if needed as a backup. Susan Collins claim that a crowdfunding campaign created to influence her vote on the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh amounts to a "bribe", when it's really the kind of political speech that wealthy donors have been practicing legally for decades.
  • Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

    Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

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    While current conditions do not indicate a need to open shelters, there are evacuees moving through our community. "This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime". "There are a lot of areas that have never seen flooding are going to experience it", Mr. Pfaff said. Hurricane experts expect the storm to slow its forward motion through today into Friday (Sept.
  • Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast

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    The storm could cause a life-threatening storm surge, essentially walls of water, ahead of landfall which is why FEMA warns that Wednesday is the last feasible day to evacuate areas vulnerable to the storm. It could stall just off the coast and then drift south along the SC coast and possibly make a landfall as a weaker system if it doesn't make it clearly over the coast of North Carolina .
  • Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

    Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

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    First, Hurricane Florence was last observed as a strong Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 miles per hour and a minimum pressure of 974 millibars. This news about Hurricane Olivia comes just weeks after Hurricane Lane brought 3-4 feet of rainfall to parts of Hawaii. "The majority of inland flood fatalities occur in vehicles".