Our planet Earth is very beautiful.
There are so many beautiful places for us to visit and enjoy their beauty.
But these places will be gone if we do not take care of our planet and if there are wars around the world.
Let us take good care of our planet and please stop the wars.
There will be a solar eclipse in parts of northern Australia for a few minutes from shortly after dawn Wednesday (Nov. 14) local time in Australia or 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT) Tuesday.
This will be the world’s last solar eclipse until March 2015.
It could be seen in Northern Territory, state of Queensland and the Pacific Ocean.
If we are not in those places, we could still watch the rare phenomenon live from the Internet.
The Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Slooh Space Camera will provide free webcasts of the event.
The broadcasts will begin at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) and 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT) on Tuesday, respectively.
SPACE.com reported that:
The total eclipse of the sun will begin over the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory, where the moon’s shadow will touch down at 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT). [Video: Watch Path of Nov. 13-14 Total Solar Eclipse]
Then the eclipse path moves southeast across the Gulf of Carpentaria to Queensland, darkening the skies over towns such as Mitchell River and Palmerville before reaching the coastal city of Cairns at 3:39 p.m. EST (2039 GMT).
Shortly after sunrise, skywatchers in Cairns will witness a total solar eclipse lasting two minutes.
From Cairns, the moon’s shadow will cruise out into the vast Pacific Ocean, with the total eclipsefinally petering out 610 miles (980 kilometers) west-northwest of Santiago, Chile, at 6:48 p.m. EST (2348 GMT).
The eclipse’s path of totality is about 108 miles (174 km) wide and covers 9,000 miles (14,500 km) over a three-hour period.
The next total solar eclipse occurs in March 2015 and will be visible from some areas in the North Atlantic region, such as Norway’s Svalbard Islands.
However, a so-called “hybrid” eclipse — which shifts between total and annular at different points on the globe — will come to parts of the Atlantic and central Africa in November 2013.
Today is a very happy day!
Rescuers are pulling out the miners who were trapped in San Jose gold and copper mine for 69 days.
They were trapped nearly half a mile underground.
They were working underground when the mine collapsed and they were trapped.
The rescuers dug holes into the ground to reach them.
The miners were being pulled out in a special capsule.
They have to come out one by one.
So far, 13 miners had ride the capsule out from underground.
I hope that all the other 20 miners will be pulled out safely and everybody will be okay.
This is a great news!
3 of the 33 trapped miners in Chile are freed at last early Wednesday!
The first miner who was pulled out was Florencio Avalos.
The second miner named Mario Sepulveda Espina was pulled out an hour later.
Next was Juan Illanes.
He was pulled out an hour after Mario Sepulveda Espina.
The miners seems to be healthy.
Anyway, the medical team at the site will make sure that they are alright.
Then they’ll meet their close families before taken to a hospital.
They will be at the hospital for 48 hours.
Then they can go home.
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Another natural disaster happened today.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Qinghai in China at 7:49 am local time (7:49 pm ET Tuesday).
The epicenter was about 150 miles (240 kilometer) northwest of Qamdo, Tibet.
There were strong aftershocks of magnitude 5.2 and 5.3 about half an hour of the quake.
Most houses were made of wood with earthen walls in the area.
At least 300 people were killed and 8000 were injured.
Many others were still buried under the debris.
This place is in the mountains and far from the big cities.
So there are not much heavy machines and medical equipments.
In 2008 a 7.9 earth quake hit neighboring Sichuan province.
About 90,000 were killed or missing in that earthquake.
When I first wrote this post this morning, there was only one person reported killed.
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit Sumatra at 5:15 am Indonesian time, 125 miles from Sibolga.
Sibolga is in North Sumatra.
It is 448km southwest of Pangkor Island in Malaysia.
So far there is no report of damage.
The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department also issued a tsunami warning to coastal areas in Perlis, Penang and Kedah.
People in high buildings in Malaysia felt the earthquake.
There had been lots of earthquakes in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Indonesia is in the Ring Of Fire.
On Sunday a 7.2 earthquake hit Mexico.
Earthquake is a natural disaster.
There were small tsunamis in Banyak Islands and Teluk Dalam, Indonesia.
The tsunami warnings had been canceled.
This is the 7th strongest earthquake in the world.
The president of Chile, President Michelle Bachelet said at least two million people were affected and 214 were killed.
The earthquake damaged buildings, roads and bridges.