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Earth's orbit is elliptical enough to affect sunrise and sunset times. This is why the earliest Northern Hemisphere sunset is generally two weeks before the Winter Solstice, and the latest sunrise is right around New Year's Day. Perihelion is right around now, which makes Southern Hemisphere summers a teeny bit hotter than ours. Not as much as climate change has done, but it's there.

All the bodies in the solar system interact, but some more than others.

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Thunderstorms light up California skies

A spectacular thunderstorm has been spotted over Southern California, with the pick of the pictures coming from public servants.

The Santa Barbara fire department, highway patrol and sheriff's office all shared pictures taken during Tuesday night's thunderstorms in Santa Barbara.


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Investigation Reveals Trump Admin's 'Disturbing' Disregard for Data, Science, Public Health and Environment After Hurricane Harvey

President Donald Trump's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas state officials rejected an offer from NASA scientists in 2017 to use their state-of-the-art flying laboratory to evaluate air quality in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, new reporting by the Los Angeles Times reveals.

"This is disturbing," said Lina Hidalgo, judge for Texas's Harris County.

https://www.ecowatch.com/hurricane-harv ... 18498.html


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 Post subject: Re: Earth
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Thunderstorms light up California skies

A spectacular thunderstorm has been spotted over Southern California, with the pick of the pictures coming from public servants.

The Santa Barbara fire department, highway patrol and sheriff's office all shared pictures taken during Tuesday night's thunderstorms in Santa Barbara.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47473872


That thing was incredible. Not just Santa Barbara but all the way down. Thousands of lightning strikes in a short period. This is in a region that typically has one thunderstorm per year, and always in August or early September, and always coming from the "monsoon" flow in the east, not off the ocean in the west.

To say that it got people's attention is putting it mildly. This is not Florida.

Closest strike to us was right down the street. I got to see the bolt, lucky me. Real honest to gosh forked lightning with a big flux tube surrounded by ionized air going straight down into some power pole up the hill. Maybe a second or so, then KABOOM. Amazingly, the power stayed on, but the Internet connection had to reboot. Fortunately all the other electronics had been unplugged by then. When thunder roars, do your chores.

Yes, blame climate change. A system with more energy in it has the oomph to do bigger stuff.

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Earth's orbit is elliptical enough to affect sunrise and sunset times. This is why the earliest Northern Hemisphere sunset is generally two weeks before the Winter Solstice, and the latest sunrise is right around New Year's Day. Perihelion is right around now, which makes Southern Hemisphere summers a teeny bit hotter than ours. Not as much as climate change has done, but it's there.

All the bodies in the solar system interact, but some more than others.


I looked it up. Perihelion is in January. Aphelion this year is on, honest to God, July 4th.

This year's Manhattanhenge is May 30 and July 12, with a partial event the day before in May and the day after in July. Expect massive traffic disruption on 42nd Street as thousands pour into the middle to take the same picture of the event.

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Manhattanhenge, I'll be damned, I've gotten through life to this point and had never heard of it.

It would be totally cool to be setting on a porch, like I do, looking out into the brisk sunrise holding a warm mug of coffee and see that.


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where i am Saturn is coming around and highly visible again. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

oh we luvs Saturn here, its bright big visible and so cool thru the summer.

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There actually is a Manhattanhenge sunrise before and after the Winter Solstice. I have never seen a photo of it. It would look amazing from the Jersey Palisades with a big lens on the camera.

Saturn really is cool. Even a binoculars shows the rings.

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'AOC Gets It': Bill Nye Supports Ocasio-Cortez and Her Efforts to Fight Climate Change

Bill Nye, the famous TV scientist behind Bill Nye the Science Guy, gave his support to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her efforts to fight climate change while addressing income inequality.

Ocasio-Cortez has co-sponsored a Green New Deal resolution with Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey that calls for a 10 year program to reach net zero greenhouse-gas emissions, wean the U.S. off of fossil fuels and nuclear energy, shift to 100 percent renewable energy and do so while promoting green jobs and helping communities on the frontlines of climate change.

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NASA Captures Stunning Collision Of 2 Galaxies In Hercules Constellation

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the stunning display of two galaxies colliding and merging into one inside of the Hercules constellation.

On its official Twitter account, NASA shared the stunning image of NGC 6052, which actually consists of two galaxies in the process of colliding with each other. The new image was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.

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The Hubble just did kind of a strange photo of Mars which has good detail but lacks the red color we associate with everyone's second favorite planet. The polar cap looked very nice though. Nicer than ours does right now.

There seem to be a lot of colliding galaxies, given how big space is. Even ours is supposed to collide with Andromeda at some point a few zillion years off.

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11 dead as rain pounds Brazil, causing intense flooding

Intense floods in Latin America's business hub Sao Paulo killed at least 11 people, turned roads into rivers and tossed cars atop buildings and into trees, with authorities bracing for more rain Monday evening.

Five people drowned. The others, including at least one infant, were buried alive in mudslides, according to the Sao Paulo state security secretariat.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/floods-blazil-1.5052086


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Damaging storms spawn tornadoes in New Mexico, leave over 140,000 without power in Texas

Damaging thunderstorms, which featured powerful winds, tore across parts of the south-central United States Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Tornado damage was reported in Chaves County, New Mexico, Tuesday night, according to the Chaves County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said the rain-wrapped tornado moved into the town of Dexter and damaged several homes.

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The Hubble just did kind of a strange photo of Mars which has good detail but lacks the red color we associate with everyone's second favorite planet. The polar cap looked very nice though. Nicer than ours does right now.

There seem to be a lot of colliding galaxies, given how big space is. Even ours is supposed to collide with Andromeda at some point a few zillion years off.


They figured out at a way to filter out the effect of suspended particles in the atmospheric from a distance? I wonder how they did that?


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 Post subject: Re: Earth
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Notched out the red-orange wavelength?

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I don't know what notched might mean.

I would think the the suspended particles have already absorbed the red-orange wavelengths outbound from the planet. That's what washes mars red.

Somehow adding the red-orange wavelengths which were absorbed back into an image would be needed to negate the effect of those particles.



That would take some kind of a tricky smart defilter.


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Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe "the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution."

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She really did start something. There are 1600 student strikes tomorrow in the US alone.

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Global Climate Strike: Students around the world protest climate inaction

It's the Global Climate Strike and students are walking out of classrooms in over 100 countries to protest climate inaction.

They say their governments have failed future generations by not cutting emissions and curbing global warming.

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/glo ... index.html


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got an awesome blue sky here with the sun over there and the Moon over here.
both in the sky at the same time!!!!
that is too cool.


if saturn were up there we humans would spend our time standing outside staring up at the sky.

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Approaching the Spring Equinox this week you can call it Vern for short

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