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The Asteroid That Is Coming Really Close To Earth In February, Asteroid 2012 DA 14 will come so close to earth that it will be nearer to our planet than many satellites are. This asteroid, which really should get a new name, is about half the size of a football field. Its orbit is similar to that of the Earth itself, in size and shape, but at an angle to the Earth’s plane, so it’s like the asteroid and the earth are driving in circles on two oval tracks that intersect at two points but there is no red light. Asteroid 2012 DA 14 was discovered with gear provided to an observatory with a grant from the Planetary Society. Which makes me want to join the Planetary Society. This asteroid is not going to hit the earth now or during any of the next few decades, but eventually it may well do so.

Turtle Time: Creating and Using a 13-Moon Calendar There is so much to learn and remember from animals about how to stay in rhythm with nature. And the humble turtle is a perfect example. Turtle symbolizes being connected to both earth and heaven. Herbs & Herbal Uses Herbs in medicine, cooking, and magic. Find charts, planting tips, and other uses for these valuable plants below. Imagine....awakening in the morning and stepping outside to a lush and fragrant paradise....which exists to satisfy your own culinary, medicinal, and even spiritual needs..... Welcome to Herb Gardening! What is an herb?

Moon Phases Why does the Moon have phases? At the new Moon phase, the Moon is so close to the Sun in the sky that none of the side facing Earth is illuminated (position 1 in illustration). In other words, the Moon is between Earth and Sun. DaylightMap DaylightMap shows the pattern of night and day on a Google map, for any area of the Earth, for any date and time. The night-side satellite view includes city lights as seen from orbit. It also allows you to select up to ten locations on the map; in addition to seeing at a glance whether it's daytime there, you can show their local time, sunrise and and sunset times, and length of day. These locations can be remembered for future visits, saved as a bookmark, or sent to other people as a web link. This site can thus function as a graphical world clock, and can be used to show relative times of any future or past event. This particular DaylightMap is highlighting times for .

5 things about Friday's space events By Elizabeth Landau, CNN About 1,000 people have been injured in Russia as the result of a meteor exploding in the air. The energy of the detonation appears to be equivalent to about 300 kilotons of TNT, said Margaret Campbell-Brown of the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario.

Moonchild Lunar Calendar Example Lunar Calendar2013 - 2014 The following is a completed lunar calendar for this year. We have included a brief paragraph about the common associations for each lunar month along with the dates (or approximate dates) of the celestial events and Quarter and Cross-Quarter celebrations in each lunar month. Again, we would like to remind you that we have followed the pagan tradition which holds that the old year ends with the descent of the solar deity into the underworld on October 31st which then plunges the world above into the darkness of winter.

The Sabbats of Wicca Learn Wicca / Wicca 101 / Faerie Tradition Because witches honor nature, they have eight festivals, or Sabbats, that mark the year as it turns through its seasons. The following is basic information about these Sabbats, and includes both standard Wiccan information as well as my personal Sabbat lore and experiences, in other words, what I perceive the Sabbats to be. Samhain happens near Halloween and is when the Wiccan year begins. My altar cloth is black, because we are in the time of year that is dark. On my altar is the harvest, our "dead Lord" whose life is in the crops and "sacrificed" when the crops are killed to become our food.

Earth Time Lapse Video from ISS is Amazing! This time lapse video, taken by the International Space Station, is filled with lightning storms, the Northern Lights, tropical currents and pure awesomeness. The video is a series of sequence photographs taken with a low-light 4K-camera by the crew of Expedition 28 and 29. If you have commitment issues and do not want to watch a five minute video, there are some screen grabs below. But trust me, the lightning storms a lone are worth it. Here is what you are seeing, in order of appearance:

Orbiting Earth 101: What You’d See / What You’d Do “I saw for the first time the earth’s shape. I could easily see the shores of continents, islands, great rivers, folds of the terrain, large bodies of water. The horizon is dark blue, smoothly turning to black. . . the feelings which filled me I can express with one word–joy.” -Yuri Gagarin It takes a tremendous amount of energy to do any type of heavy lifting, and the most extreme example of this is lifting something all the way up off of the Earth, out of the atmosphere, and into space!

Individual Moons Explained: Also Waxing and Waning February Moon is also known as Ice Moon, Storm Moon, and Hunger Moon. At this time of the year, the waters of the earth are beginning to flow once again. This is still the time of blizzards, and being snowed in. The time of growth and looking ahead towards the future. My Page Lets101 - Online Dating Lets101 Quizzes - Fun Quiz 66% Good For You! Sun`s path June to December « Helpmyphysics Last June I placed some photographic film into a tin cannister with a small hole punched into its side. The tin cannister was then attached to a clothes pole in my backgarden and left. This afternoon I fetched the cannister and took the photographic film out. Around the Solar System - In Focus Robotic probes launched by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and others are gathering information all across the solar system. We currently have spacecraft in orbit around the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Saturn -- and one new rover recently landed on Mars. Several others are on their way to smaller bodies, and a few are heading out of the solar system entirely. Although the Space Shuttle no longer flies, astronauts are still at work aboard the International Space Station, performing experiments and sending back amazing photos. With all these eyes in the sky, I'd like to take another opportunity to put together a recent photo album of our solar system -- a set of family portraits, of sorts -- as seen by our astronauts and mechanical emissaries.

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