Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China
At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The storm has also damaged more than 5 800 homes. The typhoon made landfall near the city Shanghai just after 04:00 local time August 17 (20:00 UTC, August 16) with maximum sustained winds around 90 km/h (55 mph). Jason Nicholls@jnmet TS pushing into eastern near . Heavy rain and

Partial solar eclipse of July 13, 2018

Partial solar eclipse of July 13, 2018

A partial solar eclipse will take place on Friday, July 13, 2018, but will only be visible in extreme southern Australia and Antarctica.
This eclipse belongs to Saros 117 and is number 69 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon's ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.
This is a very deep partial eclipse, NASA's Fred Espenak noted. It has an eclipse magnitude of 0.3365, while Gamma has a value of -1.3542.
The event begins at 01:48 UTC and ends at 04:14 UTC. The instant of greatest eclipse will take place at 03:01 UTC, 0.2 days before the Moon reaches perigee. The Sun will be in the constellation of Gemini.
Partial coverage of the Sun will be visible in parts of southern Australia, such as Melbourne (maximum magnitude of 0.022558) and Geelong (maximum magnitude of 0.031923) in Victoria; Mount Gambier (maximum magnitude of 0.045189) in South Australia, and Hobart (maximum magnitude 0.094527) and Launceston (maximum magnitude 0.072570) in Tasmania.
The eclipse will also be visible in Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

Total lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse will take place on July 27, from 18:25 to 22:19 UTC. It will be visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, western and central Asia, the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.
This will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes. From start to finish, the eclipse will last nearly 4 hours.
Featured image credit: yisris

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