NASA Snaps Picture of Eastern U.S. in a Record-Breaking “Freezer”

NASA Snaps Picture of Eastern U.S. in a Record-Breaking “Freezer”
NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states. On Feb. 19 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape. The snow cover combined with the frosty air mass made the eastern U.S. feel like the inside of freezer.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

Semmes AL
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Early tomorrow, October 8, a lunar eclipse should be visible across most of the United States. Beginning at roughly 5:25 A.M. , Semmes AL time, look towards the west and low in the sky. Since the moon will be low on the horizon you may be able to see only a small portion of the eclipse.

First Day of Fall 2014

September Equinox

September Equinox
First Day of Fall
Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 9:29 PM CDT

The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. The Earth’s axis is always tilted at an angle of about 23.5° in relation to the ecliptic, the imaginary plane created by the Earth’s path around the Sun. However, the tilt’s orientation changes throughout the year. On any other day of the year, the Earth’s axis tilts a little away from or towards the Sun.

No Privacy In The USA

America Now Belongs To The NSA And The Police

America Now Belongs To The NSA And The Police
A Follow-up On Yesterday’s Story
Lauren Walker, writing for Newsweek:

This NSA-style surveillance is spreading to local cops. A growing number of police departments are using tower-mimicking devices, “stingrays,” to track a cell phone’s location and extract call logs. Though little is known about the use of these devices, watchdog groups have scored small victories in their attempts to punch through this veil of secrecy. The map below, courtesy of the ACLU, shows how the use of stingrays is spreading. The map also shows that despite the ALCU’s greatest efforts, it is unable to uncover information about stingray use in most of the country.

Dairy Queen

It’s Really Gone Too Far Now – Dairy Queen Hacked!

Dairy Queen Strikes Back
Some Stores Going Cash Only
Another big retailer corporation has been the latest target of a data breach. Dairy Queen becomes the latest hack attack victim and now the company is striking back. As the hack attack continues on cyberspace, retailers and consumers should be vigilant as the hackers are getting better and smarter in targeting loopholes on its defenses. High alert precautionary measures should always be practiced to avoid becoming a victim of hacking and data breaches. READ THE FULL STORY

Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon on the night of September 3, 2012. The aurora was due to the interaction of a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun with Earth's magnetosphere. The CME left the sun on August 31 and arrived on September 3. Image Courtesy of David Cartier, Sr.

NASA’s Solar Fleet Sees Massive Filament Erupt on Sun

A long filament erupted on the sun on August 31, 2012, shown here in a movie captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from noon EDT to 1:45 a.m. the next morning. The filament lies in the lower left corner of the sun. The movie shows light at 304 Angstroms and 171 Angstroms, both of which help scientists observe the sun’s atmosphere, or corona. Following SDO’s view are two taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) showing the associated coronal mass ejection (CME). Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA, NASA/STEREO, SOHO (ESA & NASA)