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Kilauea Daily Update issued Aug 16, 2015 09:03 Volcano Alert Level WATCH – Aviation Color Code ORANGE

Activity Summary: Inflationary tilt continues at the summit of Kīlauea. The East Rift Zone lava flow is active northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and all breakouts remain within 8 km (5 mi) of the vent. The flow does not currently pose a threat to communities. Low levels of seismic activity continue across the volcano. Summit Observations: […]

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency Over Volcano

  People wear surgical masks to protect themselves from volcanic ash in Machachi, Ecuador, Aug. 14, after the Cotopaxi volcano stirred in the early hours of Friday. GUILLERMO GRANJA / Reuters The move allows the president to immediately mobilize security forces throughout the country and lets the government block publication of information related to Cotopaxi. […]

The Story Behind Tonight’s ‘Blue Moon’

Despite the popular expression, a blue moon isn’t as astoundingly rare as one might expect. It also isn’t blue. Friday night’s moon is being called a blue moon because it is the second full moon occurring in one month — the first was on July 2. The occurrence happens about every 30 months, according to […]

Blue Moon: What Makes It So Special

There is a blue moon on Friday. Getty Images Share ABC US News | World News Copy There’s a reason why “once in a blue moon” is a saying and tonight will prove it. A blue moon is defined as any time there is a second full moon during a calendar month, according to NASA. […]

Aurora found beyond our Solar System

Aurora found around brown dwarf beyond our Solar System By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News 30 July 2015 From the section Science & Environment The brown dwarf’s aurora is red and up to a million times brighter than the Earth’s northern lights An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first […]