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November ‘Supermoon’ Lights Up The Night Sky

November ‘Supermoon’ Lights Up The Night Sky

A full moon graced the skies over the island last night and early this morning [Nov 14] as November’s full moon – known as a Full Beaver Moon – was perfectly visible on a mostly clear night. “This year, the full moons of October, November and December all take place when the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth... Read more of this article

Video: NASA Films Hurricane Over Bermuda

Video: NASA Films Hurricane Over Bermuda

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured Hurricane Nicole as it passed over Bermuda yesterday, offering a one-of-a-kind view of the storm from far above. In describing the footage they recorded, NASA said, “From and altitude of 252 miles, cameras outside the International Space Station captured new views of Hurricane Nicole Oct.... Read more of this article

Hurricane Nicole Delays Private Rocket Launch

Hurricane Nicole Delays Private Rocket Launch

A cargo-supply mission destined for the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has seen its launch delayed due to Hurricane Nicole’s path. A Space.com story says, “NASA and Orbital ATK, a private spaceflight company contracted by NASA to fly unmanned resupply missions to the space station, currently... Read more of this article

August Full Moon Lights Up The Night Sky

August Full Moon Lights Up The Night Sky

August’s full moon graced the night sky last night [Aug 18], with some Native American tribes referring to it as a ‘Full Sturgeon Moon,’ while others call it a ‘Full Green Corn Moon’ or a ‘Blueberry Moon,’ among other names. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “Some Native American tribes called the August... Read more of this article

April’s Full “Pink Moon” Rises Above Bermuda

April’s Full “Pink Moon” Rises Above Bermuda

A full moon graced the skies above Bermuda last night [Apr 21], heralding new spring growth as it provided a nighttime show for people across the island. April’s full moon is traditionally called the “pink moon” – with the pink in the name not referring to the moon’s actual colour, but to wild pink phlox, one of the earliest flowers of spring. In... Read more of this article

“Full Worm Moon” Lights Up The Night Sky

“Full Worm Moon” Lights Up The Night Sky

Yesterday evening [Mar 23] a full moon lit the night sky, which is traditionally called the “Worm Moon,” as the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins in North America. This month’s full moon is also sometimes called the “Full Crow Moon”, when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter,... Read more of this article

ESA Astronaut Showcases Bermuda From Space

ESA Astronaut Showcases Bermuda From Space

European Space Agency [ESA] astronaut Tim Peake took the time to highlight Bermuda from above today [Feb 17], showcasing the island and its surrounding blue waters from space, garnering more than 300 retweets in just two hours. Peake is currently in the midst of a six month mission aboard the International Space Station [ISS].According to the European... Read more of this article

Astronaut Showcases Bermuda From Above

Astronaut Showcases Bermuda From Above

Astronaut Scott Kelly has taken a moment to highlight Bermuda from above for a second time, tweeting a photo of the island yesterday [Nov 19] with a caption saying, “#Bermuda out of the blue #YearInSpace”, with the photo attracting over 4.000 favourites and retweets in under 24 hours. Kelly is currently in the midst of a one-year mission aboard... Read more of this article

“Blue Moon” Graces Night Sky On July 31

“Blue Moon” Graces Night Sky On July 31

The full moon spotted in the sky on July 31 is often referred to as a “blue moon” — not because of its colour, but because it is an “extra” summer moon. In most seasons there are three full moons, but occasionally there are four, and the extra is called a “blue moon,” giving rise to the cliche “once in a blue moon.” Full moons occur... Read more of this article

Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Photo Of Bermuda

Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Photo Of Bermuda

Astronaut Scott Kelly — who is spending one year at the International Space Station — tweeted a photo of Bermuda today [July 3] saying we are “looking pretty good right now”, with the photo attracting over 1500 “favourites” and “retweets” in the first hour alone.According to NASA, “Kelly and cosmonaut... Read more of this article

Full Strawberry Moon Rises Above Bermuda

Full Strawberry Moon Rises Above Bermuda

A full moon graced the skies over the island last night [June 2] as June’s full moon – known as a Full Strawberry Moon – was perfectly visible on a clear night. According to the Farmer’s Almanac website, “The month of June’s full moon’s name is the Full Strawberry Moon. June’s Full Strawberry Moon got... Read more of this article

Fourth Flare Sighting Investigated, Nothing Found

Fourth Flare Sighting Investigated, Nothing Found

A reported flare sighting on Tuesday [Dec 30] resulted in a police land unit requested to make observations on North Shore Road but reported nothing unusual. This marks the fourth reported flare sighting over the holiday period with the first report on December 21st, second report on December 23rd and third report on December 24th. A Bermuda Maritime... Read more of this article

Third Flare Sighting May Be Chinese Lanterns

Third Flare Sighting May Be Chinese Lanterns

A third distress flare sighting on the night of Christmas Eve [Dec 24] may have been Chinese Lanterns according to Bermuda Radio officials. This marks the third reported flare sighting this week with the first report on Dec 21st and second report on Dec 23rd. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre [BMOC] spokesperson said, “On Wednesday 24th December... Read more of this article