September 28, 2016

Closest Supermoon of the Century / Tidal Waves and Major Earthquakes Watch

The Full Supermoon on November 14, 2016 will be an extraordinary sight! A rare, once-in-a-lifetime Sky Event.

This Supermoon will have a dramatic effect on the tides and, for many people, November’s Full Moon will be the largest and brightest Full Moon of a lifetime.

The supermoon (perigee full moon) on November 14, 2016, will bring the moon closer to Earth than it has been since January 26, 1948.


What’s more, the moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. That makes the November 2016 full moon the closest and largest supermoon in a period of 86 years!

The moon will turn full at 8:52 a.m. EST (1352 GMT), just 2.4 hours after it comes within just 221,541 miles (356,536 km) of the planet. (The moon's average distance from Earth in its elliptical orbit is 238,900 miles, or 384,470 km.)

Expect a large range in ocean tides (exceptionally low to exceptionally high) for the next few days.

Major Earthquakes May Be Triggered By The Moon Say Japanese Researchers.

A new study has argued that major earthquakes, such as those that devastated Indonesian in 2004, Chile in 2010 and Japan in 2011, are more likely to occur during full and new moons – the two occasions during each month when tidal stresses are highest.

Researchers found “that there is strong correlation between tidal stress fluctuation and earthquake occurrence in several regions close to the epicenter of the Tohoku earthquake”.

The study, published in the journal ‘Nature Geoscience’ and conducted by a team from the University of Tokyo, argues that the same gravitational influence that the moon has on the oceans may also trigger earthquakes along Earth’s most fragile fault lines.

The research team calculated the levels of ‘tidal stress’ before major earthquakes of the last few decades and found that high levels of stress were often followed by major quakes.

 
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Elon Musk Reveals His Plan for Colonizing Mars

On September 27, 2016 during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk announced a bold new plan to establish a permanent human habitation on Mars with his company SpaceX.


t's one of the most ambitious schemes Musk - or humanity in general - has ever attempted, relying on huge advances in both rocketry and spaceship construction.

SpaceX plans to fly an unmanned spacecraft to Mars as early 2018. The flights would continue about every two years and, if all goes according to plan, would culminate with the first human mission to Mars in 2025, Musk told the Washington Post in June, 2016.

Elon Musk’s Mars colonization event in 5 minutes.

 

Elon Musk’s full presentation in 90 minutes.

 

Overview: 00:00. Why Mars and become a multi-planetary civilization 05:55. Early exploration missions 09:15. Challenge 1: Full re-usability 11:17. Challenge 2: Refilling in orbit 12:31. Challenge 3: Mars propellant production 13:29. Challenge 4: Right Propellant 16:00. Mars Vehicle video 21:34. System architecture 23:25. Technical details 28:27. Vehicles by performance 31:38. Thruster and booster 36:27. Spaceship 39:34. Heat shield and Crew compartment 42:22. Costs and funding 45:45. History of SpaceX 52:34. Next… Dragon 2 on Mars in 2018 57:47. Raptor engine and carbon fibre tank 1:01:47. Beyond Mars

Q&A 1:04:41. Initial test flights of Mars Vehicle 1:06:30. Toilets on Mars 1:08:25. Who should be first to Mars 1:11:03. Risk of radiation 1:14:26. Hiring other nationalities at SpaceX 1:16:18. Returning from Mars 1:17:58. Why Mars? 1:20:58. Requirements to go to Mars 1:22:05. Resources 1:24:00. Elon in Space and Mars? 1:25:05. Interstellar travel 1:27:49. Cycler 1:29:25. Name of the first ship to go to Mars “Earth of Gold”

Life needs to be more than just solving problems every day, you need to wake up and be excited about the future, you need to be inspired and want to live.

September 27, 2016

UFO Captured By Police Helicopter above Bristol Channel, UK with FLIR Camera

Police baffled by UFO captured on helicopter's thermal imaging camera 1000 ft above Bristol Channel.

The invisible object, which could not be seen with the normal eye, was captured by thermal cameras.


The footage was filmed by the South Wales police helicopter while they were flying 1,000ft over the Bristol Channel on September 16, 2016.

The police posted the footage on their twitter account NPAS St Athan and tweeted "It's difficult to judge the size but we filmed it for just over seven minutes - any suggestion?”

The police have ruled that the object could be a Chinese lantern or a balloon because the heat and movement as it was said to be flying against the winds at the time and the UFO was not seen on the radar by air traffic control.

The video below shows the UFO shot by the police helicopter.