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Supermoon Photos Taken Around The World

Did you see it? Saturday night’s “supermoon” appeared as planned, as the moon made its closest encounter to Earth since 1993.

From small communities to larger cities, the event was captured by many. But for us here in Burbank, we were not among the lucky ones. I have checked the skies multiple times but sadly, it was too overcast.

And tonight, March 20, 2011, the moon will once again appear fairly large but I’m sure that we won’t be able to view it again because it’s raining cats and dogs here in Burbank. What a real bummer!

Is this how we welcome the first day of Spring?

Since we were and most likely not be able to view it, I had to contend myself in looking at pictures taken around the world. And man, I was more jealous of the lucky ones. The pics are really spectacular so I compiled them to share with you…

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Posted by on 03/21/2011 in Global News

 

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Before/After Photos of Saito Village

It’s hard to believe there was ever a village here at all.

The tsunami that devastated Japan’s coast rolled in through a tree-lined ocean cove and obliterated nearly everything in its path in this village of about 250 people and 70 or so houses.

Now, three days later, Saito is a moonscape of death and debris, a hellish glimpse into the phenomenal destruction caused by the killer wave that followed Japan’s most powerful earthquake on record and one of the five strongest on Earth in the past 110 years.

Released Google Satellite photos show the extent of damage after a magnitude-8.9 earthquake and ferocious tsunami slammed into Japan’s eastern shore Friday.

See the before/after satellite images to see extent of devastation…

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Posted by on 03/16/2011 in Global News

 

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Spring Forward – Daylight Savings Time

Daylight saving time 2011 begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. While may enjoy the extra hour of daylight in the evening, the time change has a bigger purpose. The brainchild of Ben Franklin, daylight saving time was originally created over one hundred years ago to increase hours of sunlight for more time to work and play outdoors. Today daylight saving time is used to conserve energy, but does it really work?

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Posted by on 03/12/2011 in Blogs, Global News, U. S. News

 

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Killer Tsunami Hit Japan

A monster 8.9 earthquake hit Japan at 2:46 p.m. Tokyo time on Friday about 80 miles off the eastern coast of Honshu at a depth of six miles triggering a massive 23-foot tsunami, reports the USGS. Colossal, fast-moving waves moved inland washing away buildings, ships, cars and land. Reportedly, air and ground transportation is disrupted and limited.

Tsunami swirls near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

The tsunami reaching as much as three miles inland led to several casualties. 200 and 300 people have already been found dead in the city of Sendai alone. At least 90 other people are reported to have died, and many more are unaccounted for.

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Posted by on 03/11/2011 in Global News

 

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Tree-Planting World Record Set in Philippines

Philippine environmentalists planted 64,096 trees in 15 minutes thus setting a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously. This was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records that everything was accurate and correct. The effort beat the previous Guinness world record of 50,033 trees planted in India last year.

Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camarines Sur on Wednesday.

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Posted by on 02/27/2011 in Global News, Phil. News

 

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Breast Milk Ice Cream

Yuckkkk! Just the mere thought of it, I feel like throwing up.

The “Icecreamists”, an ice cream shop in London is certainly taking dessert to the extreme. The shop will sell breast milk ice cream starting tomorrow for $23 a serving.

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Posted by on 02/25/2011 in Blogs, Global News

 

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Solar Flare Photos

On Monday, the sun let loose its biggest solar flare in four years. NASA explains that a solar flare “occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across virtually the entire electromagnetic spectrum.” NASA says that the “amount of energy released is the equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time.”

This event was captured in different spectacular photos compiled by U.S. Yahoo! Editorial’s photostream which I would like to share with you…

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Posted by on 02/16/2011 in Global News, U. S. News

 

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