NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

Today’s news is brought to you via Facebook. Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper is wowing skywatchers with a article accompanied by beautiful images of the Moon surrounded by a ‘celestial rainbow’ – a ring of colours. The high-quality and detailed photographs … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

HURRICANE SANDY: The superstorm that tore out the Big Apple’s core

The hurricane that has brought death and destruction to large parts of the North American continent has finally succumbed to the forces of nature. In little over a week, Hurricane Sandy tore her way through the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Cuba, before making a quick turn over the North Atlantic Ocean and making landfall in Atlantic City, on America’s east coast. Within three days, Sandy destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, killed more than 70 people and created desolate ‘Third World’ disaster conditions in two of the world’s richest nations. The centre of New York became a virtual ghost … Continue reading HURRICANE SANDY: The superstorm that tore out the Big Apple’s core