Jul 28, 2023
Astronomers give exact time to see rare Super Blue Moon
It won’t happen again for another 14 years Published on By As stargazers get ready for a rare celestial event this week, astronomers have given the exact time fans can look up at the sky to witness a
It won’t happen again for another 14 years
As stargazers get ready for a rare celestial event this week, astronomers have given the exact time fans can look up at the sky to witness a super blue moon.
The lunar event, which won’t happen again for another 14 years, will peak on Wednesday but will be visible all week.
The last super blue moon happened in 2009 and won’t come around again until 2037.
The term super blue moon refers to a combination of two lunar events: a supermoon and a blue moon.
A supermoon happens when the moon is at its nearest point to the earth in its orbit, making for a larger and brighter appearance in the night sky.
A blue moon is a term used to describe a second full moon that appears in a calendar month – it doesn’t refer to the colour.
Experts say the best time to see it is at 7.52pm on Wednesday, August 30th. For the best view, it is advisable to be away from light pollution and to watch as the moon is rising.
Patchy clouds are forecast with some clear spells but stargazers will be in with a good chance to see the rare lunar event.
To make it an even rarer and spectacular sight to witness, the planet Saturn will be just above the moon so keep your eyes peeled for it.
Astronomy expert David Moore told the BBC: “So, for a super blue moon to have a bright planet close to it is extremely rare, probably once in a lifetime or rarer.”
Every year we have 12 full moons with each having their own individual name including a Wolf Moon, Pink Moon, Harvest Moon, Worm Moon and a Snow Moon.
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Do Mancunians make good neighbours?
Manchester came top of the table in a survey which ranked the most judgemental cities in the UK.
According to new survey data, 66% of residents in Manchester have admitted to judging their neighbours based on their activities – the highest rate of any UK city.
The findings make Mancunians some of the most judgemental people in the UK, when it comes to their neighbours.
The team at Make My Blinds have surveyed 2,000 Brits to reveal what people really think of their neighbours based on factors such as how nosey they are, if they listen in to neighbours’ conversations, if they judge their neighbours’ activities, and whether they have caught their neighbours spying.
Living in the city or surrounding suburbs in close proximity to each other, it’s no surprise we come across the people we live near to, from time to time.
We can only hope we get lucky and end up living next to good neighbours – though there’s always going to be the odd one that is a little annoying at times.
Leeds Bristol 61.5%
Let’s see what further findings from the survey say about Mancunians… “Manchester is a Northern city which prides itself on being friendly, with the locals happy to engage in conversation, even if it is just to say ‘hello’.
“It’s unclear whether their friendliness has been misinterpreted as nosiness, nonetheless, 61.6% of Mancunians think their neighbours are nosy.”
The survey also revealed that 40.9% of people in Manchester have caught their neighbours spying on them, or being overly curious, while 64.2% admitted to observing their neighbours’ activities.
When it comes to the spy capital though, Sheffield comes top of the 15 cities in the UK, having the snoopiest residents with 71.7% of people observing their neighbours’ activities.
Despite the fact that almost three-quarters of people in Sheffield admit to watching their neighbours’ activities, it’s a city that is considered friendly and vibrant with a large student population.
The city that loves to Eavesdrop on their neighbours’ conversations the most is London with 40.5% of its residents who took the survey admitting to doing so.
Following the Big Smoke in close second is Manchester, with 39.6% of residents admitting to listening in on their neighbours’ conversations – maybe we are nosy and judgemental neighbours afterall!
When Snow Fairy arrives, you know the holidays are just around the corner…
Fans can rejoice now Lush has announced it’s bringing back its very pink, sweet and sugary Snow Fairy collection next month.
Everyone’s favourite overpowering sweet and fruity scented natural bath store is bringing back its seasonal popular collection, Snow Fairy.
The cosmetics giant’s iconic bubblegum candy floss scent was invented by its Global Retail Director, Claire Constantine – daughter of Co-founders Mark and Mo Constantine – 18 years ago.
Claire says on the Lush website: “When I was around 11, mum and dad brought me home a shower gel with no scent.
“I found it in the bathroom and told them that I loved the colour but it needed to smell of candy fluff and my favourite perfume.
“That product became called ‘Snow Fairy’ and is now our best selling Christmas product year after year. I still love it to this day!”
The scrumptious Snow Fairy will be landing on shelves on September 21st as Lush unveils its Christmas range for 2023. Prices for the collection will range from £3.75 – £20.
Lush says about the collection on its website: “For sparkle like there’s snow tomorrow, lather up in candy-sweet suds that shimmer with magic that comes but once a year.
“Lush festive favourite, Snow Fairy, is a cult fragrance making a comeback for its 17th year. The delicious bubblegum-scented range will feature returning classics as well as new innovations, for a sugary sweet Christmas.”
For those who can’t wait to smell good enough to eat again, Lush is treating fans to an early release of the Snow fairy shower gel today (August 24th), before the whole collection comes out next month – which will include luxury items such as fizzing bath bombs, lotions, candles and the works.
Lush said: “The sweet candy floss scent of the seasonal exclusive will launch on Thursday, August 24th in Lush shops globally and online, a few weeks before the festive collections.”
To celebrate its seasonal return, a number of stores will be hosting Snow Fairy after-hours lock-in events on September 21st, to give customers an exclusive chance to shop the cult favourite and find out more about each product with in-depth talks from bath and body experts.
This safety advice should be followed for all smartphone users and not just those with an iPhone
Apple has issued a warning for people who leave their iPhones on charge while they sleep.
Putting your phone on charge while you drift off into a deep and restful slumber, as you and your device recharge your batteries for the day, might not be the wisest and safest idea.
As convenient as it is, charging your device while you’re in a state of unconsciousness could lead to serious consequences.
Although it’s nice to wake up with a full battery, Apple has warned of the risks of fire and injury.
The risk becomes particularly high if your iPhone is covered and not ventilated properly, as lithium-ion batteries are reactive. This could lead it to overheat which can cause damage to your phone, and in some cases, could even cause it to start a fire.
On the Apple website, in the ‘Import safety information for iPhone’ memo, it warns users to ‘avoid prolonged skin contact with the charging cable and connector when the charging cable is connected to a power source because it may cause discomfort or injury’.
For example, Apple recommends not ‘sleeping or sitting on the charging cable or connector’ while it is in use.
In regards to prolonged heat exposure Apple warns its users that sustained contact for long periods of time may cause ‘discomfort or injury’.
The Memo advises: “Use common sense to avoid situations where your skin is in contact with a device, its power adapter, or a wireless charger when it’s operating or connected to a power source for long periods of time.
“For example, don’t sleep on a device, power adapter, or wireless charger, or place them under a blanket, pillow, or your body, when it’s connected to a power source.
“Keep your iPhone, the power adapter, and any wireless charger in a well-ventilated area when in use or charging. Take special care if you have a physical condition that affects your ability to detect heat against the body.”
This safety advice should be followed for all smartphone users and not just those with an iPhone.
Although it sounds far too obvious, sitting with your iPhone in your back pocket or falling asleep on it are all too common.
Instead, you can charge your phone before you go to bed and maybe carry a power bank or charger around with you to keep your battery topped up if it requires it throughout the day.
This is a highly debated topic on our TikTok, but if you ARE able to do so, it’s much safer to charge any electrical items when you’re there and awake ✔️ #firesafety #firefighting #kentfire #firefighters #kentuk #fireservice #firesafetytips #firefightertiktok #firefightersoftiktok
Kent Fire and Rescue offer safety advice on TikTok. In a post they said: “We get a lot of questions here at Kent Fire Rescue about why you shouldn’t charge phones overnight. So here are the reasons why.
“Number one: you can’t smell anything when you’re asleep, so if it starts to burn, the fire won’t wake you up. Number two: it only takes three breaths, right, to knock you unconscious.
“Number three: lots of people have cheap or faulty phone chargers, or even genuine ones have been known to start fires.
“If you’re able to, we advise you to charge your phone when you’re there and awake from a fire service point of view. It’s much safer.”
Powered byAs stargazers get ready for a rare celestial event this week, astronomers have given the exact time fans can look up at the sky to witness a superblue moon.Manchester came top of the table in a survey which ranked the most judgemental cities in the UK.Fans can rejoice now Lush has announced it’s bringing back its very pink, sweet and sugary Snow Fairy collection next month.Apple has issued a warning for people who leave their iPhones on charge while they sleep.