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Visualizing air currents beneath a humingbird's wings ... 
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This weekend we are facing another perigee moon, commonly nowadays called a supermoon. Many will repeat the claim that the eye can’t discern a supermoon’s extra large size without a ruler. But this is simply not true! Obviously these people have never tried for themselves …
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Last night's 99% full moon.
Photographer Damian McCudden wrote:
"I headed down to Mooloolaba Beach for sunset and moonrise today and made this image of the moon rising behind the lighthouse.

"THIS IS A COMPOSITE!!!! ... before i get hate mail saying it's not real. I took these 2 images today straight after each other, The lighthouse and foreground are taken @150mm and The Moon is taken @300mm and then using PS i blended them together to get this cool shot. One day i will get a real pic of the moon behind the lighthouse but for now this has to do ."

Thank you Damian!
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410 million-year-old extinct spider crawls again!

A video based on fossils of an ancient extinct  arachnid – one of the first predators on land – recreates the animal walking.
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This date in science:  First Telstar launch, July 10, 1962
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M6 and M7 may well be the finest star clusters visible at this time of year, and they’re easy to spot near the Scorpion’s Tail, if you have a dark sky.
More: http://bit.ly/16MQCSo
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Supermoon coming up!

The next supermoon in 2014 is July 12. It's not the closest supermoon of the year. For that, you’ll have to wait until August.   More: http://bit.ly/16Pkdyn
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Thank you for the wonderful picture. Icopied it. Hope that is okay. It is also our 32nd wedding anniversary. Looking forward to celebrating two such wonderful occations. And your picture says it all 😅 
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Does a supermoon have a super effect on us?

Some people may claim that a supermoon has some kind of effect on people on Earth. But does it? http://bit.ly/1kWyzBv
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You'll love this spectacular timelapse of the summer night sky over the Mohave Desert.
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Upcoming eclipses ... FYI

The next eclipse is a total eclipse of the full moon – the Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon – on the night of October 7-8, 2014.
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Did you see this?

The Australia Bureau of Meteorology, which received reports of the July 10 meteor around 10 p.m., said it could be natural debris from space or artificial space junk.
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I did not see this one. Although a couple years ago I saw and heard a large bright ball-like light streak across the sky. It appeared basketball size just over tree top high. I heard a sound similar to that of a bottle rocket ....pssssssssstt. I'm sure it was much higher than it appeared to be, and I Heard it. 
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Today's image: Electric blue night-shining clouds

This has been a great year for noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds, seen at high latitudes only from about mid-May to August. http://bit.ly/1naLopg
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Spectacular sight
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