Category Archives: Natural Events

9 best meteor showers to watch in 2020

Here’s a quick look at the best meteor showers of the year and when they are expected to peak, according to the American Meteor SocietyEarthSky.org and Sky & Telescope magazine.

  • Lyrid meteor shower — Expected to peak April 21 to April 22.
  • Eta Aquariid meteor shower — Expected to peak May 4 to May 5.
  • Perseid meteor shower — Expected to peak Aug. 11 to Aug. 12.
  • Draconid meteor shower — Expected to peak Oct. 7 to Oct. 8.
  • Orionid meteor shower — Expected to peak Oct. 21 to Oct. 22.
  • Northern Taurid meteor shower — Expected to peak Nov. 11 to Nov. 12.
  • Leonid meteor shower — Expected to peak Nov. 16 to Nov. 17.
  • Geminid meteor shower — Expected to peak Dec. 13 to Dec. 14.
  • Ursid meteor shower — Expected to peak Dec. 22 to Dec. 23.

Source: The 9 best meteor showers to watch in 2020

WATCH: Amazing Lightning Brightens Philippines’s Sky above Taal Volcano

Photos from the aftermath of the Taal volcano beginning to erupt on Sunday show ash mixing with rain, creating a thick black sludge that blanketed cars, streets, and homes in some towns. Ash is even heavier than snow, meaning excessive pile-ups, especially when mixed with rain, can cause roofs to collapse.

Video showed lightning streaking through the ash plume.

Source: INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Lightning streaks through Taal volcano in Philippines

Emotional VIDEO: Australian Woman Comforts KANGAROO amid Devastating Wildfire Spreading

This is happening in Australia, while the world is focused on seeing how big Trump has it, scared animals, 500 million dead. Dead people, missing. Hectares burned, as if Belgium suddenly disappeared. It has to go viral. We need help.

VIDEO: Helicopter of General Doni Monardo accidentally picks up car in Indonesia – WATCH

Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency Mil Mi-35 helicopter collided with a car during failed takeoff. There were no personal injuries.

The helicopter was boarded by the Head of the National Disaster Management Agency Central Lieutenant General Doni Monardo.

The helicopter was piloted by the Pilot Captain Cpn Faris Affandi and the Copilot First Lieutenant Erika.

At 11.50 pm the helicopter took off to Siau district. The helicopter did not have the power to take off and suddenly swooped backward so that the tip of the left-wing of the helicopter collided with the front of the official car.

Source: Watch: Indonesian Mil Mi-35 Helicopter Collided With A Car During Takeoff

VIDEO: Puerto Rico Shocked by 5.8-magnitude Earthquake – WATCH

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

The quake struck at 6:32 a.m. (1032 GMT) just south of the island at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Service. There was no tsunami threat, officials said.

Source: 5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

VIDEO: Australian bird mimics emergency siren sound during New South Wales Wildfires – WATCH

An Australian magpie  has been caught on camera mimicking the sound of emergency vehicle sirens during the bushfire crisis affecting large parts of the country.

Almost 400 homes have been confirmed as destroyed in New South Wales alone in the past week, with thousands of people told to evacuate coastal communities.

The Australian magpie, voted bird of the year by Guardian Australia readers in 2017, is well known for mimicking the sounds it hears most frequently, such as dogs and car alarms.

Source: Australian magpie mimics emergency siren during NSW bushfires – video