Total Lunar Eclipse – June 16, 2011

20 06 2011

INTO DARKNESS: The moon slowly being obscured by the earth's shadow — Pic: Angkasa.

Lunar means moon.

There was a total lunar eclipse on June 16, 2011.

Lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks the Moon from the Sun.

It happens when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are in straight line or  almost; with the Earth in the middle.

Total lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks the whole moon.

If only about half Moon is blocked by the Earth, it will be a partial lunar eclipse.

This is a picture that I made using the Microsoft PowerPoint to show how lunar eclipse happens.

First I tried to watch the lunar eclipse at 12:56 a.m., but I can’t see anything because it was too cloudy.

Then I woke up early and went outside to watch the lunar eclipse at 6:05 a.m. and this time I can see the eclipse but it was still cloudy.

I waited and soon it was less cloudy and I can see the eclipse clearly.

Anyway I miss the total eclipse.

I hope that I’m not going to miss another total lunar eclipse next time.

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Photos Of Discovery’s Final Landing

10 03 2011

The space shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 9, 2011. The space shuttle Discovery capped a successful 13-day spaceflight with a smooth landing in Florida on Wednesday, ending a 27-year flying career for NASA's most-traveled spaceship as the agency prepares for an uncertain future. REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool

This is space shuttle Discovery’s final landing.

It is NASA’s most traveled spaceship.

Since 1984, Discovery flew 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited Earth 5,830 times and traveled 148,221,675 miles.

Discovery’s first flight was from August 30, 1984 to September 5, 1984.

It’s final flight was from February 24, 2011 to March 9, 2011.

The space shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Space shuttle Discovery is towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility after landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, March 9, 2011.o(AP Phot/John Raoux)

The space shuttle Discovery is towed from the runway after it landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme

The space shuttle Discovery is towed from the runway after it landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme





Violent Demonstrations In Egypt – Photos

29 01 2011

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Egyptians are angry of the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

So they held demonstrations.

Demonstrations is a way to fight for something important.

But they are supposed to stop doing bad things and violence during the demonstrations because it can destroy our world.

Violence can turn into a war.

This is a disaster.

It is like what happened in Bangkok.

People were killed and injured; buildings, cars and plants were destroyed.

They should have a peaceful demonstration to say what they wanted.

And the government should listen to the people and discuss what can be done for them.

We have to take care of our Earth and lets go green.

Cairo's historic Sultan Hassan and Al-Rifai mosques are engulfed with smoke from a nearby fire at a police station which was set ablaze during massive protests by Egyptians demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The United States said Friday that the political unrest in Egypt "is of deep concern. (AFP Marco Longari)

CAIRO, Jan. 29, 2011 (Xinhua) — Demonstrators climb up to armed vehicles after clashes calmed down at Square Tahrir in Cairo, capital of Egypt, early on Jan. 29, 2011. Dozens of tanks entered the Square, while protestors welcomed the army and waved to the soldiers standing on tanks. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Smoke is seen above the city of Cairo after wide-spread protests early January 29, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused on Saturday to bow to demands that he resign after ordering troops and tanks into cities in an attempt to quell an explosion of street protests against his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Amr Dalsh

A protester looks at a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS Goran Tomasevic)

An Egyptian Army armored personnel carrier is surrounded by anti-government protesters near Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Egyptians gather around the burning headquarters of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in central Cairo. Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday addressed the nation for the first time since deadly protests erupted against his regime, vowing reform but showing no sign of relaxing his decades-old grip on power. (AFP Khaled Desouki)

Egyptians demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, march in Cairo. US President Barack Obama on Friday called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to take concrete steps towards political reform, and to refrain from using violence against protesters. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)





An Ecological Disaster In Hungary

6 10 2010

 

An aerial view of the red mud covering streets and neighborhood of Kolontar, 167 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, after the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant, in nearby Ajka, with over one million cubic meters of the poisonous chemical sludge inundating several villages. The flood of toxic mud killed killed a yet unknown number of people, injured more than one hundred, with some people still missing. (AP Photo/MTI, Gyoergy Varga)

On Monday, a gigantic sludge reservoir burst its banks at an alumina plant in Ajka, Hungary caused a bad red sludge flood.

An aerial photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 shows the ruptured wall of a red sludge reservoir of the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant in Kolontar, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest, Hungary. The government declared a state of emergency in three counties affected by the flooding. (AP Photos/MTI, Gyoergy Varga)

 

Ajka is a town 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

By Tuesday, it was reported that about 35.3 million cubic feet of sludge had poured from the reservoir, flooding a 16 square mile area.

An aerial view shows overturned cars in the red sludge yard of a house in Kolontar, 167 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/MTI, Gyoergy Varga)

 

The red sludge is dangerous because the material is a waste product in aluminum production that contains heavy metals and is toxic if ingested.

At least four people were killed, six were missing and 120 injured, many with burns.

Hundreds were evacuated.

In Kolontar, the town closest to the plant, a 12-foot-high wave of red slurry hit, swept away everything in its path.

A villager checks his yard flooded by toxic mud in the Kolontar, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

 

Houses were flooded, cars were swept off and bridges were damaged.

By Tuesday, it swept toward the Danube River.

It will be an ecological disaster if it reach the Danube River.

Emergency workers wearing masks and chemical protection gear rushed to pour 1,000 tons of plaster into the Marcal River to bind the sludge and keep it from flowing on to the Danube some 45 miles away.

I think we should stop making aluminium because this disaster can happen again and again.

The disaster kills people. animals, plants and trees.

We must stop polluting our Earth!

Go green!

Logs carried in by the flooding toxic mud cover a yard in the town of Devecser, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant in the town of Ajka, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

 

A grain field is flooded by toxic mud outside the village of Kolontar, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

 

A rescue worker clearing the flooded village of Devecser, Hungary, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo.

 

A resident stands in his flooded garden in the village of Kolontar 150km (93.2 miles) west of Budapest October 4, 2010.(REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo)

 

Local residents are rescued by excavators in Devecser, 164 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Three people are missing. (AP Photo/MTI, Lajos Nagy)

 





Mexico’s Deadly Landslides-Photos

30 09 2010

Overall view of the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010, after a landslide occurred. A mudslide was due to heavy rains in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

At least 20 people were killed in two landslides in southern Mexico.

Very heavy rains caused the landslides.

On Tuesday 4 people were killed and 11 people were missing in Oaxaca landslide.

On Wednesday  at least 16 people were killed, 13 people were injured and 3 people were missing in Amatan landslide, in Chiapas state.

Buildings, houses, roads and bridges were damaged by the landslides.

Landslide is a natural disaster but cutting down trees along the hillside can caused more landslides.

Go green to save the Earth!

People stand next to a damaged house after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

People remove mud after a landslide in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

A woman walks past the damaged bridge that crosses the Macuilxochitl river near the town of Tlacolula, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. Rescue operations attempting to reach the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec have been delayed due to the condition of the bridge. (AP Photo/Agencia Quadratin)

Men inspect a vehicle buried under mud after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

A man stands in front of damage left after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

A rescue worker uses a zip-line to cross an overflowed river in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)

Police and Mexican army personnel sift through the debris after a landslide in the town of Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)





Powerful 7.1 Quake Hits New Zealand-Pictures

4 09 2010
People stand outside a building damaged by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in central Christchurch, New Zealand, early Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) ** NEW ZEALAND OUT **

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand’s South Island early Saturday.

The quake hit at 4:35 a.m. (1635 GMT).

A car damaged by rubble from a building is seen following a powerful earthquake in central Christchurch, New Zealand, early Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) ** NEW ZEALAND OUT **

People ran out of their homes to the streets.

According to the state geological agency GNS Science, the quake hit 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of Christchurch.

Part of a road badly damaged by the earthquake.

There was no tsunami alert.

So far nobody was killed and only two people were seriously injured.

There were reports of some people trapped in damaged buildings.

Rubble from damaged buildings fallen on the road.

The Christchurch International Airport was closed.

Chimneys and walls had fallen from older buildings, roads had been blocked, traffic lights were out and power, gas and water supplies were disrupted.

The earthquake damaged roadway on the South Brighton Bridge approach attracts the curious after the powerful quake in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, September 04 2010.(AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) **NEW ZEALAND OUT**

There were reports that some buildings had collapsed.

The fronts of at least five buildings in the central city of Christchurch have collapsed.

At least six bridges had been badly damaged.

Several wharves at the port had been damaged.

Kiwirail rail transport group spokesman Kevin Ramshaw said 13 mostly freight trains had been halted on South Island lines, with some damage already confirmed to rail lines north of Christchurch.

Police said that looters broke into some of the damaged shops in Christchurch.

Minister of Civil Defense John Carter said, army troops were on standby to assist as a state of civil emergency was declared.

New Zealand sits above an area of the Earth’s crust where two tectonic plates collide.

A police officer is seen on a street blocked by rubble from a damaged building following a powerful earthquake in central Christchurch, New Zealand, early Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) ** NEW ZEALAND OUT **

A damaged building.

Rubbles in front of a damaged building.

People standing in front of another damaged building.

Rubbles from damaged buildings.

Water flooding the road.

More disaster.

Another building that was damaged by the earthquake.

A car hit by rubbles from a damaged building.

The earthquake damaged road at Bexley flooded by burst pipes, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, September 04, 2010.(AP Photo/NZPA, David Alexander) **NEW ZEALAND OUT**





China Flooding Kills 701 In Worst Toll In A Decade-Photos

21 07 2010

There is a bad flood in China now.

It is a disaster.

701 people were killed by the flood and 347 are missing.

Three quarter of China’s provinces were hit by the flood.

25 rivers have reached record-high water level.

Heavy rain on the hillsides caused lots of landslides.

Lots and lots of houses and buildings were damaged.

The water level at the Three Gorges Dam is at record high.

It is now just 20m below the dam’s maximum capacity.

Three Gorges Dam is the biggest hydro power dam in the world.

The dam is on the Yangtze River.

Yangtze River is the longest river in China.

I think that the people in China must stop doing things that hurt the environment.

They should stop cutting down trees and stop polluting the rivers and the air.

All these make a flood worse.

For more news on flood in China, please click here- ‘China Hit By Typhoon Chanthu-Pictures’.

We have to take care of our Earth as in Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’.

(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Flood waters are sluiced with the water outflux monitored at 40,000 cubic meters per second at Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, July 20, 2010. China's Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze River stood its biggest flood-control test at 8 a.m. Tuesday since completion, as the flow on the river's upper reaches topped 70,000 cubic meters a second. All ferry services were halted at the Three Gorges Dam on Monday, and would be resumed after the influx decreased to 45,000 cubic meters per second. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)

(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Flood waters are sluiced at the Three Gorges Dam, China. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)

(100720) -- YICHANG, July 20, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Journalists take photos of the scene of flood discharge at Three Gorges Dam, July 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Cheng Min) (zgp)

The Three Gorges Dam discharges water to lower the level in a reservoir, July 19, 2010.( Reuters/ Stringer)

The Three Gorges Dam discharges water to lower the level in a reservoir, July 19, 2010.( Reuters/ Stringer)

Flood water is released from the Three Gorges Dam's floodgates in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Rescuers in China were searching Tuesday for 30 people buried in landslides as flood waters from days of heavy rain surged past the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 13, 2010, rescue workers evacuate villagers trapped by flood waters in Anqing in central China's Anhui province. Parts of China experience annual flooding but this year's rains have been particularly devastating. Storms so far this month have caused economic losses of 22.2 billion yuan ($3.3 billion), the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on its website on Wednesday.(AP Photo)**CHINA OUT**

In this Monday, July 12, 2010 photo, electric poles are damaged and a bulldozer washed away by flood in Tongcheng, in central China's Anhui province. Landslides slammed into three mountain hamlets in western China early Tuesday, killing 17 people and leaving 44 missing, while crews drained a fast-rising reservoir in another part of the country following heavy rains. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **

Chinese rescuers arrive in the flooded Chongqing Municipality. (AFP/AFP)








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