aug 17th

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Preview: Civil War II: The Fallen #1           

As a giant falls, friends and enemies alike gather to mourn his passing. Amadeus Cho, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, the Warbound and more. Can they all keep a level head - or will some of them get ANGRY? Plus, what secrets lie in the Last Will and Testament of Bruce Banner?

Story by Greg Pak                     

Art by Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, Marc Deering        

Release Date Aug 17th, 2016

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A RARE FORM OF AURORAS: A surprisingly strong G3-class geomagnetic storm erupted on Aug. 15th when a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field. Two nights later, as the storm was subsiding, midnight sky watchers in North America witnessed a rare and beautiful form of aurora–a “proton arc” ( image#1 ). Paul Zizka photographed the phenomenon on Aug. 17th from Banff, Alberta. “It was incredible,” says Zizka. “The whitish pillar remained nearly stationary for over 30 minutes–enough time for a self-portrait.” In Val Marie, Saskatchewan, photographer Sherri Grant saw a purple proton arc cutting across the Milky Way ( image #2 ). And in Oroville, Washington, at the Table Mountain Star Party, campers witnessed at least two more arcs (images #3 & 4#).   

Ordinary auroras are caused by electrons, which rain down on Earth’s atmosphere from above. Atoms of oxygen and nitrogen, excited by the pitter-patter of electrons, form dynamic curtains of light. Protons have a different effect. For reasons not fully understood, protons normally trapped in our planet’s ring current sometimes rain down on Earth’s atmosphere during geomagnetic storms. En route, they excite a type of plasma wave called “EMIC”–short for electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves. The result is not a curtain, but rather a tight arc of light as shown above. Many of the photographers who witnessed proton arcs on Aug. 17th have been observing auroras for years, yet they had never seen this phenomenon before. Geomagnetic storms still have the capacity to surprise!

  August 18, 2015

1D Hiatus: Day 248

* Danielle talks about Louis, Freddie and Briana in an awkward interview for ET (yikes!)

* Niall tweets a picture of himself talking to Justin Rose on FaceTime

* A DVD titled ‘One Direction: Standing At The Crossroads’ can be now pre-ordered on Amazon and we don’t really know what’s going on

* Unseen pictures of Harry and Louis partying in Melbourne on Valentine’s Day last year come out

It’s Aug 17th, 2016.

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Hey taylorswift my names ellie and these past two months I’ve been really hard at work making my costumes for 1989 Glendale Aug.17th and 18th next month (!!!!!) I tagged some pictures of me here too. Anyways, it’s my birthday this month (July 28th) and the greatest gift I could ever ask for is if you followed me here on tumblr! It would honestly mean the world and the stars if you could follow me this month!!!! Please and thank you I love you so much and have been your biggest fan since like forever! *SWIFTIES PLEASE HELP ME IN TAGGING TAY THANK YOU*

A Friendly Reminder The Sturgeon Moon

    Tonight and tomorrow night (Aug 17th and 18th) in the night sky, The Sturgeon Moon is upon us. This Full “Sturgeon” Moon is also considered to be a Super Moon, being at the closest point to Earth along it’s elliptical orbit of the year, making it 14% larger then normal, and 30% brighter then the normal Full Moon.

  The name Sturgeon Moon received it’s name from the Native fishing communities along the Great Lakes. The Sturgeon Fish are abundant during the month of August and said to be easily caught under the light of the August Full Moon.

  I hope you get the chance to view the Moon on this night of the 17th, as this is the date closest to being Full for North America.

Respect Nature my Friends, and introduce yourself to the Moon.

Bear (CanadianDruid)

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Tonight and tomorrow night (Aug 17th and 18th) in the night sky, The Sturgeon Moon is upon us. This Full “Sturgeon” Moon is also considered to be a Super Moon, being at the closest point to Earth along it’s elliptical orbit of the year, making it 14% larger then normal, and 30% brighter then the normal Full Moon.

 The name Sturgeon Moon received it’s name from the Native fishing communities along the Great Lakes. The Sturgeon Fish are abundant during the month of August and said to be easily caught under the light of the August Full Moon.