Astronomer Stephen Edberg captured this sequence of the full moon as it enters Earth's shadow and then is completely covered by it on August 28, 2007. The moon's passes through nearly the same portion of Earth's shadow during the total lunar eclipse on April 14-15, 2014 but the coloring may be different. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon's location relative to its orbital nodes. When the Moon travels completely into the Earth's umbra, one observes a total lunar eclipse. View more images of lunar eclipses
The first person who graduated from a college in America was Benjamin Woodbridge of Newbury, at Harvard University in 1652. He was born in England but came to America in 1634 with his brother. He began his schooling at Oxford in England but chose to complete his education in New England. Mr. Woodbridge went on to become a preacher and a poet.
Now 366 years later, one wonders if it's any easier now than back then, to find a unique and fitting graduation gift?
These days there are so many fascinating fields one can go into and degrees one can earn. A short list might include surgeons, doctors, engineers, physicists, astronomers, dentists, chiropractors and so many more.
The more unusual degrees offered these days include bagpiping, bakery science, auctioneering, nautical archeology, chemical hygiene, puppetry, surfing, farrier science, the art of horseshoeing, and fermentation science for those interested in a career in wine or beer.
A wall of lava flows down Hoʻokāpu Street on Hawaii's Big Island, engulfing cars and setting trees ablaze – one of many scenes of havoc following the eruption of Kilauea in May.
Deriving their name from the Roman god of fire, Vulcan, volcanoes live up to their reputation as one of nature's most fearsome phenomena. Literally openings in the earth's surface, volcanoes exist throughout the world, including underwater. Images & Video of Kilauea and Other Volcanos
Volcanoes usually occur where tectonic plates separate but they can also arise from hot spots in the earth's crust, such as in the Hawaiian Islands and Yellowstone National Park. When pressure builds up and travels to the earth's surface, an eruption occurs that can last between one hour and hundreds of years. The Island of Stromboli's volcano has been continuously active for over 2,000 years.
In addition to lava, ash and fire, eruptions are often accompanied by earthquakes, mudslides, and acid rain, …
Nice weather has arrived at last, but based on a recent CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) report, you should take precautions before you head to the great outdoors. If not, you could end up with serious health concerns after a leisurely stroll in the woods.
Vector-borne diseases, those transmitted through bites from ticks, mosquitos, and fleas have more than tripled in recent years. 9 new diseases have been discovered or introduced to the Americas.
Along with Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, the Plague and other ills, we now need to protect ourselves from Zika, the Heartland and Bourbon viruses, Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia mayonii bacteria; Rickettsia parkeri, Rickettsia 364D; Ehrlichia species and chikungunya.More Images About Vector-Borne Disease
Once infected, a person may need weeks, months or even years to recover. In some cases, people never recover. In certain cases they are fatal.
The best way to protect yourself is to wear long sleeves, long p…