Delta Aquarid meteor shower live stream from Alabama on July 29-30, 2014

A favorable new moon will help darken the skies for 2014 Delta Aquarid meteor shower (the Southern Delta Aquarids) on the night of July 29-30, 2014. If weather permits NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will offer a live Ustream view of the sky over Huntsville, Alabama.Although Delta Aquarids are considered a minor meteor shower with projected peak rates at 15-20 meteors/hour, the darker skies will help even faint meteors shine more brightly.Most of the world can see them, with best viewing in the southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere tropics. With clear, dark skies away from city lights, you can see meteors any time after full dark, with peak viewing times in the two hours before dawn (your local time).The live stream from Marshall Space Flight Center will begin on Ju… »

Source: Solar News

Strong and dangerous M6.3 earthuake struck Veracruz, Mexico

A strong earthquake measuring M6.3 on the Richter scale was registered in Veracruz, Mexico, on July 29, 2014, at 10:46 UTC. USGS reported depth of 95.1 km (59.1 miles), EMSC is reporting M6.4 at depth of 100 km (preliminary data).Epicenter was located 19 km (12 miles) SW of Juan Rodriguez Clara (population 12 332), 60 km (37 miles) W of Sayula de Aleman, 65 km (40 miles) W of Acayucan and 418 km (260 miles) ESE of capital Mexico City.There are 1 677 577 people living within 100 km radius.USGS issued yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities. Some casualties are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.Green alert was issued for… »

Source: Solar News

Radiation level spiked up over 30 times much in various places in Fukushima / NRA “It’s summer heat”

2 Radiation level spiked up over 30 times much in various places in Fukushima : NRA Monitoring post was broken due to summer heat

Since last week, the spikes of radiation level have been recorded at least 8 locations in Fukushima prefecture.

These were observed by the monitoring posts of NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority).

In Namie-machi, radiation level jumped from 3.7 μSv/h to 110 μSv/h in the afternoon of 7/26/2014.

NRA states the radiation level was in the normal range by measuring the mobile monitor.

They concluded the abnormal reading was due to the malfunction of the monitoring posts caused by summer heat.

http://radioactivity.nsr.go.jp/map/ja/time.html

http://ceron.jp/url/www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140728/k10013359701000.html

You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.

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