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3:35 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Leonid meteor shower best seen this weekend

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EarthSky Magazine says it will be most visible on Saturday night because Sundays full moon will wash out light from the meteors.
Skywatchers, rejoice! The Leonid meteor shower, an annual mid-November treat, will be coming to a sky near you this weekend. The peak of the shower will be visible both Saturday and Sunday nights, according to EarthSky magazine. Unfortunately, the full moon comes Sunday, which will wash out all but the very brightest meteors from view.
3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Emergency plans for schools, day cares not mandatory in Michigan

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Save the Children, a non-government disaster relief organization says schools in Michigan, Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas do not legally have to make emergency plans for natural disasters or school shootings
More than half of the states and the District of Columbia do not require schools or day care centers to meet minimum standards to protect children during major emergencies, according to a new report. Save the Children, a non-governmental disaster relief organization focused on children, found that 17 states don't require evacuation plans in day care centers.
3:42 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

So-called "blue moon" Tues night comes every three years

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A blue moon usually just means the second full moon in a month, but the National Atmospheric Oceanic Administration says this type of moon only comes around once every three years.
The moon rises over the New York skyline in its full stage under a phenomenon called the blue moon, as seen from West Orange, N.J., on Tuesday.