Blue moon: where and when to view the rare cosmic event set to light up the sky
Tonight's supermoon coincides with the start of the meteor season and the first blue moon in three years. The next blue moon isn't due until 2018
When will the 'super' blue moon appear?
A rare blue moon will be visible in the sky tonight for the first time in three years. The event coincides with the start of the meteor observing season which will peak in August with the Perseids meteor shower.
The phenomenon occurs when there is a second full moon in one calendar month. It is uncommon because the full moon cycle is 29.5 days.
Where is the best place to see it and at what time?
The blue super moon is at its fullest during the daytime at 11.43am, but as the sun goes down it is best seen in the south where skies will be clearer. Rain clouds could block out the satellite further North.
It is also a ‘supermoon’ which occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to the Earth, known as perigee. It means the blue moon will appear especially big and bright.
Yes!!! Humans is a FANTASTIC television experience...I just adore this show and can't stop raving about it to all my friends! Check out the trailer below...
AMC today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series HUMANS has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.
Co-produced by AMC and Channel 4 with Kudos, the makers of Utopia and Broadchurch, the first season tapped into society’s preoccupation with and mistrust of advancing technology and artificial intelligence.
What does it mean to be human? Can the very traits through which we define humanity (love, trust, loyalty, friendship, sacrifice) be taught? What really is family? Exploring humans’ inherent fear of the unknown and the possible implications of granting machines consciousness, the final episodes will leave viewers on a thrilling cliff-hanger.
“We’re so pleased to announce a second season of HUMANS and extend our terrific partnership with Channel 4, Kudos and the stellar cast, crew and writers Sam and Jonathan,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV. “As one of the year’s top new cable series, HUMANS has been embraced by fans and critics across the U.S. and UK. We’re looking forward to continuing this very captivating story and further exploring the show’s parallel, Synth-filled world that hits so disturbingly close to home.”
Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans from Matador Films, the series stands as a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years. Read More
News just in....our favorite WWE wrestler Roddy Piper has died...we got to meet him at a show in Detroit back in the day and he was wonderfully smart, funny, and so handsome! RIP Hot Rod!
WWE Hall of Fame Superstar, Roddy Piper, has passed away at the age of 61.
Just a month and a half after losing wrestling legend, and fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Dusty Rhodes, the world of professional wrestling has lost another one of its most famous personalities. Born Roderick Toomes, a Canadian wrestler who used his Scottish family roots as a character trait and became one of the biggest heels of the 1980's.
Piper joined the WWE/F back in 1983, and was immediately catapulted to main even status with a rivalry with the then face of the company, Hulk Hogan. Piper started what is considered the first of "talk show segments" in wrestling, The Piper's Pit, a format that is still used today. Read More
(CNN ) As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat this month.
Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the U.S. will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's environment minister.
Walter Palmer "had a well-orchestrated agenda which would tarnish the image of Zimbabwe and further strain the relationship between Zimbabwe and the U.S.A.," Muchinguri said.
"This must be condemned in the strongest possible terms by all genuine, animal-loving conservationists who believe in sustainable utilization of natural resources."
American dentist says he regrets killing famed lion
Palmer, from Minnesota, allegedly paid $50,000 this month to hunt the lion with a crossbow near Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe.
It turned out to be Cecil -- a major tourist draw at Hwange -- who had been lured out of the park sanctuary with a dead animal on top of a vehicle, according to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.
The 13-year-old lion, recognizable by the black streaks in his mane, suffered a slow death, the conservation group said. Read More
The Ace of Wands is a sign to just ‘go for it’. This highly action-oriented card sees you feeling incredibly inspired and enthusiastic about pursuing a new idea or project that you have in mind. You are all revved up and raring to go.
Use your creative energy and passion to take the first steps and get this project underway. Even if you like to have everything planned out before you begin down a certain path, the Ace of Wands is encouraging you to listen to your instincts and follow your gut. If it feels like a good idea, it probably is.
So, start with a few basic actions to get things underway, and then continue to grow and develop your ideas through more complex actions later on. The important thing is that you act now, rather than spending more time planning or researching. Read More
In 1940, that “wascally wabbit” we all know and love as Bugs Bunny made his official debut on the big screen in the Warner Bros. short “A Wild Hare.”
Versions of Warner rabbits began appearing with 1938’s “Porky’s Hare Hunt.” They didn’t sound, or look like, what became Bugs.
In “A Wild Hare,” Elmer Fudd utters his classic line, “SHHH! Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits.” In this short, Bugs first delivers his famous catchphrase, “Eh…what’s up, doc?” Bugs, whose name officially is said on-screen in his next film the following year, “Elmer’s Pet Rabbit,” quickly became one of Hollywood’s biggest names. People would go to the movies to see Bugs…the film itself came second to him.
That was only the beginning. Over the course of his career, Bugs has encountered and bested the likes of dogs, ducks, World War II enemies, Martians, Tasmanian Devils, in-ter-esting monsters, and many others. He’s also starred in operas, conducted orchestras, and shared screen time with all of classic Hollywood’s A-list stars. He’s headlined his own TV series and his star continues to shine to this day.
A 75- year–and counting–career. How many other actors can say that? Read more..
Photo of Jimmy Hoffa taken just six days before his disappearance. Tony Spina, Detroit Free Press
The disappearance of Teamster Union legend Jimmy Hoffa has never stopped being under scrutiny..So many versions of what might have happened. Today the Detroit Free Press ran a really comprehensive...I thought I would share this with my readers.
By John Wisely, Detroit Free Press
The main suspects:
■ Anthony (Tony Jack) Giacalone, a Detroit Mafia captain with whom Hoffa was scheduled to meet the day he disappeared.
■ Vito (Billy Jack) Giacalone, Anthony’s brother and also a Mafia captain.
■ Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano, a New Jersey mobster and Teamster official with whom Hoffa thought he was meeting.
■ Salvatore (Sally Bugs) Briguglio, a Provenzano henchman suspected by investigators of being the trigger man in Hoffa”s killing.
■ Gabriel Briguglio, Salvatore’s brother.
Hoffa’s family told investigators that Hoffa had scheduled a 2 p.m. meeting July 30, 1975, with Anthony Giacalone and Provenzano at the Machus Red Fox restaurant on Telegraph Road just south of Maple Road in Bloomfield Township, in a building that now houses Andiamo Italia West.
“The only thing we know for certain are the notes that he left of who he was meeting, when he was meeting them,” Crancer said. “He left it in writing. He left the time and the initials of the people.
Then if he went and kept that meeting, which I’m sure he did, then those had to be the people responsible. That’s the only thing I can say. They made the appointment.”
One of my favorite writers has died. She certainly lived her life doing what she loved. Helping the families of victims of murder. Ms Rule was a wonderful lady and I emailed with her on many occasions back in the 1990s. My thoughts and prayers to her daughter Leslie and her many friends and loyal readers.
SEATTLE -- Family members confirm true crime writer and Seattle native Ann Rule has died.
Rule's daughter Leslie says her mother had gone to the emergency room last week and had a heart attack while she was there. She says her mother passed away a few days later.
Family members were able to visit rule in the hospital before she passed. She was 79.
Rule lived in Normandy Park, Washington and had four adult children, including author Leslie Rule
Rule has written more than 30 best-selling true crime novels, chronicling some of the most heinous murders. Her 1980 tale The Stranger Beside Me detailed her time working on a crisis hotline with serial killer Ted Bundy.
Janet S... I never imagined she could actually die... No one could write stories with such rich detail.. So much background on the victims life- compassionate and caring.. Even though the crimes she wrote about were heinous- she managed to say a little about that part and moved on. Made you care and remember the victims.. Blessings to get family- she will be missed
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