Scary Moment: Barge Crew Swims to Shore as Super Typhoon Lashes Coast

Scary Moment: Barge Crew Swims to Shore as Super Typhoon Lashes Coast | gCaptain

I know the typhoon has passed now and the clean up and recovery stage is just starting but I thought some people who are not in the Philippines or have not had the experience of going through a hurricane or typhoon might like to see this video.

It’s a good example of some of the sorts of things people have to deal with when this kind of storm approaches. The crew of this barge was very lucky they were all able to get off and no one got hurt or killed.

I hope they managed to keep that status AFTER they made it to shore!! I sure hope the people of the Philippines will be able to make a speedy recovery from this horrible storm. I know that the US is already sending a couple of ships and other aid. I’ve already seen a few emails from charity groups collecting aid.

We’ll do what we can to help from here.

6 Sky Events This Week: Leonids, Green Giant and a Stellar Snow Globe

6 Sky Events This Week: Leonids, Green Giant and a Stellar Snow Globe – News Watch.

This weeks sky events from National Geographic. First of all, look out for the comet ISON. You should be able to spot it with a decent pair of binoculars in the constellation Virgo.

On the 14th, look for a ‘stellar snow globe’ next to Venus around the constellation Sagittarius.

Be sure to watch for the Leonid meteor shower on the night of the 17th. Best to check after the moon sets.

Something wonderful to see, easy and affordable way to spend an evening. Enjoy! 🙂

This Year’s Best Photographs Taken Through the Lens of a Microscope

This Year’s Best Photographs Taken Through the Lens of a Microscope | Smithsonian Magazine.

These are just some absolutely stunning photographs. These are some of the top 20 entered into the Nikons annual Small World Competition. These are the winners from 2013. I’ll be looking forward to this for 2014!

Incoming Comet ISON Now Visible in Binoculars

Incoming Comet ISON Now Visible in Binoculars – Yahoo News.

This should be a good show, if you’re somewhere you can see the constellation Virgo. Hope the sky is clear where you are!

I’ve been looking but it’s been much too cloudy here. I haven’t seen much of the sky for a few days. I’m working nights now so I should be able to see these things if it’s clear out. 😉