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    2014

    A great new year to everyone .

    2014 is off and running .

    My best to all . :d
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    ttt 4 2018!

    Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for your continued support of our work here.
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    Back atcha'll

    Happy New Year everyone.
    May your resolutions come through by way of your determination to make them happen!
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    2019 Celestial events

    Gotta luv something called the 'super blood wolf moon'

    A 'super blood wolf moon' and five eclipses are among 2019's major astronomy events
    By Andrea Diaz, CNN

    Updated 7:27 PM ET, Thu December 27, 2018

    (CNN)Stargazers around the world, rejoice! The universe is about to give you an exciting astronomical year.

    2019 is featuring five eclipses, a rare planet transit, one of the best meteor showers and a super blood wolf moon, but the fun doesn't stop there.
    The new year will also bring three supermoons, a blue moon, multiple meteor showers, close approach by the moon and Jupiter and several rocket launches.
    Although we would love to talk about all of the extraordinary occurrences, these are our top events to watch for in the sky in 2019:

    January 6: Partial Solar Eclipse



    The new year kicks off with an impressive bang, and no, we don't mean fireworks.

    In the first week of 2019, the moon will pass between the Earth and sun to stage a partial solar eclipse, NASA reports. Unfortunately, it will be visible only from northeast Asia and the North Pacific, as it will happen around 8:42 p.m. ET in the United States. Sky & Telescope predicts people will see 20% of the sun covered from Beijing, 30% from Tokyo and 37% from Vladivostok, Russia.

    January 21: Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse



    For the first time in three years, the United States will be able to experience a total lunar eclipse. According to NASA, it will be one of the sky's "most dazzling shows," as the moon will be at its closest point to Earth, making the moon appear slightly bigger and a lot brighter, an event that is often referred to as a "supermoon."
    But that's not the only thing that will make this eclipse stand out. Total lunar eclipses are often call "blood moons" because when the sun, Earth and moon align, the sunlight that passes through the Earth's atmosphere will appear to turn the moon red. And because lunar eclipses can occur only during a full moon -- and the first full moon in January is known as a "wolf moon" -- many are calling this spectacular event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse."
    At around 12:12 a.m. ET, people in North and South America, as well as those in western parts of Europe and Africa, will have front-row seats to this show.

    May 6: Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower



    Although we will see multiple meteor showers through the year, the Eta Aquarids meteor shower will be one of the best ones we will be able to witness, Sky & Telescope reports.
    The Eta Aquarids was created by the dusty debris left behind by Halley's Comet, which flew by Earth in 1986, and although the famous comet won't be entering our solar system again until 2061, its remnants appear in our skies each year. This year is expected to put on quite a show.
    According to NASA, we can expect a new moon two days before the meteor shower. The new moon will mean darker skies, which will make it possible for the human eye to appreciate the Eta Aquarids' dazzling show.
    Although the Eta Aquarids will be active April 19 through May 26, its peak night will begin around 3 a.m. ET until dawn on May 6, and it's expected to produce as many as 20 to 40 meteors or more per hour.

    July 2: Total Solar Eclipse



    Were you able to witness the cool solar eclipse in North America in 2017? Well, now South Asia and South America will enjoy a day of no sun.
    In the late afternoon of July 2, a total solar eclipse will occur over southern parts of Chile and Argentina, and parts of the South Pacific. The entire event will take place from 12:55 to 5:50 p.m. ET, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 3:23 p.m., Sky & Telescope reports.

    July 16: Partial Lunar Eclipse



    We begin 2019 with a partial solar eclipse, so it's only fair we also get a lunar one. Unfortunately, the United States will not be witnessing this one, either.
    South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will be able to see the full moon dive about two-thirds of the way into the Earth's umbral shadow beginning at 9:31 p.m. UT , Sky & Telescope reports.

    November 11: Rare Transit of Mercury



    For the second time in two years, Mercury will make rare pass in front of the sun, NASA reports.
    Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system, passes between Earth and the sun about 13 times a century. The last trek took place in 2016, and for the first time in 10 years, the small planet was visible from Earth.
    This year, the transit will begin at 7:34 a.m. ET and last around 5 1/2 hours. It will appear as a black dot across the the face of the sun, and stargazers will be able to see it with the help of a telescope and solar filters.
    December 26: Annular Solar Eclipse

    2019 closes on a high note with a rare and glorious "ring of fire."



    The annular eclipse occurs when the circumference of the sun shines brightly from behind the moon. This year, the eclipse will begin right at dawn and pass over the Arabian Peninsula and arc over areas of South Asia.
    We hope you enjoy these amazing events to the fullest, but remember, NEVER look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse, as it could cause damage to your eyes.
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    ttt 4 2020!

    Fake NYE drone celebration?

    Shanghai’s New Year’s Eve drone show spectacular didn’t actually happen
    What a way to kick off 2020!
    by Alex Linder January 2, 2020 in News



    Ever since 36 people were killed on the Bund as 2014 became 2015, New Year’s Eve festivities in Shanghai have been rather subdued.

    Which is why we were rather surprised to see videos circulating around on Twitter of an apparent NYE light show spectacular on the Bund featuring nearly 2,000 drones. Those drones “took over the night sky” forming various shapes and patterns including a “running man” and a countdown clock right beside the Oriental Pearl Tower.

    Video of the show has been shared by Chinese media outlets as well as international ones, including even the New York Times, impressing people around the globe with the innovative replacement to air pollution-causing fireworks.



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    In Shanghai, revelers welcomed in the new year with a drone display forming various shapes and patterns against the night sky over the Huangpu River https://nyti.ms/2QAiW8R

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    However, there’s just one problem. People who were on the Bund on the night of New Year’s Eve say they didn’t see anything in the night sky. No drones. No nothing.

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    This blows my mind because it’s 100% Chinese fake news. We stood outside last night for a show that never happened lol

    Shanghai Welcomes 2020 With Spectacular Drone Light Show https://youtu.be/UKnt_6I0m3s via @YouTube

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    I was in the Bund on New Years Eve right in that time and nothing happened. All the drones display is fake.

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    A Reddit thread has been opened on the Shanghai subforum discussing this mysterious issue. One commenter points to a YouTube video that purportedly captured the New Year’s Eve festivities on the Bund.

    In the video, a large crowd gathers on the Bund to watch with their cell phone cameras at ready as the clock strikes midnight. Observers get a bit excited as the lights go out in the Pudong skyscrapers… but are disappointed when those lights simply go back on a few seconds later with nothing actually happening.
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    Continued from previous post

    You can watch the video below. The countdown starts at around 02:50:


    When asked about the purported “drone show,” the person who shot the video responds: “No drones last night. Shame as it would have been cool to see. Not sure where the video came from but it appears to be the only video showing drones and has been reposted many times.”

    On Weibo, video of the drones flying over the Huangpu River have caused similar confused comments. “Did I go to the wrong place? I was on the Bund!” writes one netizen. “There was really no celebration. This year’s NYE was cold and cheerless,” writes another.

    Another video shows a large crowd of people counting down on the Bund with nothing happening as they reach zero. “New Year’s Eve is a Western holiday,” justifies one Weibo user.



    However, a video posted onto Weibo does show the drone show over the Huangpu with the running man and 2020 spelled out. The video is dated December 29.

    Our best, most charitable, explanation for this whole head-scratcher is that this was a practice run for a planned New Year’s Eve show that didn’t end up happening for some reason. Packaged footage of the show was always going to be from this practice run, in case something should go wrong on the big night.

    And not even the show failing to take place ended up changing these plans.
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    ttt 4 2020!

    13 full moons, including 2 supermoons and a blue moon, will be shining in 2020
    Updated Jan 02, 10:56 AM;Posted Jan 01, 8:30 AM


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    Experts say two supermoons and one blue moon will light up the sky in 2020.
    By Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    Sky watchers may have gotten a little spoiled in 2019, with three consecutive “supermoons” appearing during the first three months of the year. Will 2020 be as good?

    Astronomy experts say two supermoons will be shining in the sky this year, and one month — October — will have two full moons, making the second a “blue moon” that will be glowing on Halloween. How’s that for an eerie treat?

    Although blue moons occur once every two or three years, they are even more rare on Halloween, says AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lada. “After the blue moon on Oct. 31, 2020, trick-or-treaters will need to wait until 2039 to see the next blue moon on Halloween,” he noted.


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    Experts say two supermoons and one blue moon will be shining in the sky in 2020.

    What is a supermoon?

    Supermoons are moons that become full when their orbits are closer than average to the Earth — making them appear to be slightly bigger and as much as 30% brighter than ordinary full moons.

    Although the precise definition varies in the astronomy world — and some experts say the average star gazer won’t notice the size and brightness difference — most say a supermoon is a moon that tracks less than 223,000 miles from the Earth during its full phase. (Some say any full moon that is 226,000 miles or closer to the Earth can be classified as a supermoon, and others set the cutoff at the precise distance of 223,694 miles.)

    Regardless of the exact definition, astronomy websites seem to agree that 2020 will feature at least two supermoons — one on March 9 and another on April 7. Worth marking down on your calendar: Space.com says the April full moon will be the biggest of the year, because it will be the closest one to our planet.


    Courtesy of Teri Abramson
    Experts say two supermoons and one blue moon will be shining in the sky in 2020. Pictured is a supermoon that was rising above houses in Ocean County in 2016.

    Dates of each full moon in 2020

    In case you want to do some sky watching or photo snapping, here’s a list of the dates and times of each full moon in 2020, along with their most common nicknames. (Thanks to the Farmers’ Almanac, the Old Farmer’s Almanac and TimeAndDate.com for the details.)

    13 full moons in 2020
    DATE TIME NICKNAMES
    Jan. 10 2:21 p.m. wolf moon
    Feb. 9 2:33 a.m. snow moon
    March 9 1:47 p.m. worm moon / supermoon
    April 7 10:35 p.m. pink moon / supermoon
    May 7 6:45 a.m. flower moon
    June 5 3:12 p.m. strawberry moon
    July 5 12:44 a.m. buck moon
    Aug. 3 11:58 a.m. sturgeon moon
    Sept. 2 1:22 a.m. corn moon
    Oct. 1 5:05 p.m. harvest moon
    Oct. 31 10:49 a.m. blue moon
    Nov. 30 4:29 a.m. beaver moon
    Dec. 29 10:28 p.m. cold moon
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    2020

    Don’t abbreviate 2020 when writing out the date
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    by: Alexa Mae Asperin
    Posted: Jan 2, 2020 / 11:06 AM PST / Updated: Jan 2, 2020 / 02:36 PM PST

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – New year, new date!

    We’re only two days into 2020, but authorities have already issued a warning on why you shouldn’t be abbreviating the new year.

    The warning: Don’t write the date 1/2/20.

    Instead, write out 2020 in full, so it looks like this: 1/2/2020.

    Authorities say the date is easily changeable and could ultimately be used against you.

    “Example: If you just write 1/1/20, [a scammer] could easily change it to 1/1/2017 (for instance) and now your signature is on an incorrect document,” wrote auditor Dusty Rhodes.

    Dusty Rhodes
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    When writing the date in 2020, write the year in its entirety. It could possibly protect you and prevent legal issues on paperwork. Example: If you just write 1/1/20, one could easily change it to 1/1/2017 (for instance) and now your signature is on an incorrect document.

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    A local police department also issued a similar warning on social media, saying the advice “should be considered when signing any legal or professional document.”


    This is very sound advice and should be considered when signing any legal or professional document. It could potentially save you some trouble down the road.
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    2021

    So long 2020.

    Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
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    So long 2020.

    Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
    This picture sums that up pretty well. So much so, that it was censored from being my zoom profile picture for a class...
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