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‘Blushing’ moon playing coy to PH stargazers

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The total lunar eclipse. AP FILE PHOTO

Stargazers will get a chance to see a “blushing” moon as a total lunar eclipse takes place on the 15th, according to the weather bureau.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet

This NASA image obtained March 11, 2014 shows a new color mosaic created from MESSENGER which is part of a release  by NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) on March 7, 2014. The images for MDIS's high-resolution 3-color mosaic were acquired during MESSENGER's second year in orbit about Mercury. The 3-color mosaic was designed to complement the 8-color base map acquired during MESSENGER's primary mission. AFP PHOTO/NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/HANDOUT

Beneath its Sun-scorched exterior, the planet Mercury is cooling, which is causing it to shrink ever so slightly, scientists said Sunday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Netizens abuzz over haloed moon

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The moon sported a ring around it on Monday night, making a buzz on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comet ISON vanishes as it circles the sun

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In this photo provided by NASA, Comet ISON shines in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on Nov. 8 at 5:40 a.m. EST. At the time of this picture, Comet ISON was 97 million miles from Earth, heading toward a close encounter with the sun on Nov. 28. Located in the constellation of Virgo, it is now visible in a good pair of binoculars. AP

Comet ISON appears to have flown too close to the surface of the sun Thursday and vanished as it circled the fiery surface, astronomers said.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Will comet ISON survive its near brush with the Sun?

In this photo provided by NASA, Comet ISON shines in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on Nov. 8 at 5:40 a.m. EST. At the time of this picture, Comet ISON was 97 million miles from Earth, heading toward a close encounter with the sun on Nov. 28. Located in the constellation of Virgo, it is now visible in a good pair of binoculars. AP

US astrophysicists are split over what will happen when the comet ISON passes near the sun Thursday, but a majority think it will break apart.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

26 automated weather stations turned over to ARMM provinces

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) now hosts 26 automated weather stations that can help forecast storms so that more lives could be saved from the impact of extreme weather disturbances, a ranking regional official said.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Meteor shower on Thursday night

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A meteorite contrail is seen over the Ural Mountains' city of Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. If the skies clear before midnight on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, sky watchers would be treated to an impressive meteor shower, known as the Orionids.  AP PHOTO/CHELYABINSK.RU, YEKATERINA PUSTYNNIKOVA

If the skies clear before midnight, sky watchers would be treated to an impressive meteor shower, known as the Orionids.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire

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Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids, astronomers say.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Meteor show best viewed early’

A meteor streaks across the sky against a field of stars during a meteorite shower early August 13, 2010, near Grazalema, southern Spain. Early risers have until the last day of July 2013 to witness a “nice display of meteors on moonless mornings,” according to the astronomical division of the Philippine weather bureau.  AFP PHOTO/JORGE GUERRERO

Early risers have until the last day of July to witness a “nice display of meteors on moonless mornings,” according to the astronomical division of the weather bureau.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NASA launches sun-watching satellite from US

This image taken by a NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency mission shows the lower regions of the sun’s atmosphere. NASA plans to launch a new mission called IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) to study this solar region. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California was delayed until Thursday, June 27, 2013, to fix a power outage on the base. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA launched a satellite late Thursday on a mission to explore a little-studied region of the sun and to better forecast space weather that can disrupt communications systems on Earth.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brightest, biggest full moon of the year

‘SUPERMOON’  The moon rises behind a helicopter from the original Batman television show, which people may ride at the New Jersey State Fair in East Rutherford. A “supermoon” was expected to be 13.5-percent closer to earth on Sunday.  AP

Forget about the myths that swirl every time a “supermoon” appears. There’s no link to higher crime or bizarre behavior. Scientists say that’s just lunacy.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Meteor shower Monday night

Just look up. The weather bureau’s Space Sciences and Astronomy Section (SSAS) on Sunday advised people to just look up at the sky before midnight on Monday to view the Lyrid meteor shower.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comet like star with tail visible in PH

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Stargazers may be able to view with the naked eye a bright comet on the western horizon at sunset on Sunday, the astronomy section of the weather bureau said.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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