Posts Tagged ‘earth’



2016 will have an extra second added to the end of it…

Sorry to tell you HTHT Followers, 2016 will have an extra second added to the end of it! Many of our favorite celebrities and scientists have passed away, the planet is becoming warmer everyday, and now, scientists will be adding an extra second onto 2016 on New Years Eve. As you finally count down the end of 2016, you’ll [...]

NASA Video Show’s the Moon Between Spaceship and Earth!

The image shows the moon passing between the NASA climate observatory and Earth. It was captured by a NASA camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory on July 16, 2015 over the space of five hours. In the image it shows the fully illuminated ‘dark side’ of the Moon that is not visible from Earth. The [...]

Why It’s Best to Watch A Total Solar Eclipse from 39,000 FT!

Joe Rao, an associate astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York, discovered that an Alaska Airlines flight traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu would be passing directly through the path of last night’s total solar eclipse. After months of emailing back and forth with Alaska Airlines to get the flight pushed back by 25 [...]

What Will You Do With Your “Leap Second”?

June 30 will be the longest day in three years, because you’ll get one extra second in your day—a leap second. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service adds a leap second every few years to keep the clocks we use to measure official time and the speed of Earth’s rotation in sync. The addition [...]

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Coming Close to Earth!

Get excited sky watchers! There is an asteroid that will be flying by very close to Earth tonight, January 26, 2015! Asteroid 2004 BL86 will come about 745,000 miles from Earth. That is equivalent to about 3 times as far away as the moon is from Earth. This event will not pose any threat to [...]

The September Equinox of the Northern Hemisphere Approches

  As the September Equinox approaches it is important to understand how the equinoxes were discovered and how to prepare for the astronomical event. Our human ancestors spent much more time outdoors than humans now a days. They learned to track the patterns of the sun and eventually used it to tell time and the [...]

Last Lunar Eclipse until 2014

Look in the western sky Saturday morning before dawn, and if the weather is clear and you’re in the right place, you will be rewarded with the last lunar eclipse of 2011. For just under an hour, the disk of the full moon will almost disappear, turning a dark, rusty red.  The catch for Americans [...]

Rare Video Captured By NASA: Huge Solar Flare Explosion!

  Though the energy released is not heading directly at the Earth, it may cause some atmospheric disturbance on Wednesday or Thursday night, enough to cause some spectacular auroras and possibly disrupt some satellites, NASA reports. See the explosion:

Minor Earthquake

Many of you don’t know this but there were reports of a minor earthquake that ROCKED Mars Hill Elementary School!! Well…it wasn’t a real earthquake but Dinosaur Dan presented a great program there called Funomena that deals with some of earth’s natural events. Along with the earthquake, there were volcanic eruptions and of course tornadoes [...]