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  • Newshub's guide to aurora hunting

    6 September 2017 5:36 AM 1

    The sky is expected to light up on Wednesday night, as a "super massive" aurora heads for New Zealand. An aurora is a light display in the sky, produced when high energy particles from solar wind or the sun hit the atmosphere, creating lights of different colours. If you want a glimpse of the light show, it's best to be prepared - so Newshub talked to the experts

  • Whale's beak cut off with chainsaw

    5 September 2017 12:05 AM 3

    The Department of Conservation is appealing for information after a gray's beaked whale was found washed up on the South Island, with its beak removed. A gray's beaked whale has washed up on a South Island beach, with its beak sawed off. The five-metre whale, which was found on a Greymouth beach, had its beak removed with a chainsaw around Saturday

  • 288 day mission over: Astronaut back on Earth

    3 September 2017 1:57 AM 21

    A record-breaking NASA astronaut's back on Earth, after nearly a year in space. The Soyuz capsule carrying Peggy Whitson has touched down in Kazakhstan. The world's oldest spacewoman, at the age of 57, has been in space for 288 days. It was Whitson's third long-duration stay aboard the orbiting spacecraft and in total she will have spent 665 days in space

  • Nibiru WARNING: ‘I’ve seen top secret image of Planet X… and it IS coming to Earth’

    29 August 2017 8:20 PM 33

    THE controversial Planet X has been secretly filmed from astronomical observatories, and is making its way to Earth, it has remarkably been claimed. Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade, who claims the alleged giant planet Nibiru - which is officially unknown to astronomical science - will pass the Earth causing a global apocalypse in October, says he has been shown

  • 8 underwater worlds to blow your mind

    29 August 2017 12:44 AM 3

    Take a look below the surface at some of the most spectacular sights at sea. Here’s what you’ve been missing out on. CANNIBAL ROCK, KOMODO NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIA: Famed for its fearsome, rotten flesh-eating dragons, Komodo National Park is an easy jump from Bali (there are many operators offering tours from the Indonesian holiday isle) but for divers

  • Google's solar 'Eclipse Megamovie' is ready for viewing

    28 August 2017 10:52 PM 3

    More than 34,000 images of the eclipse taken by amateur scientists across the US have been assembled into a continuous view of the event. If you aren't yet eclipsed-out, Google has a movie about last week's solar eclipse you might want to check out. Before the total solar eclipse crossed the US on Aug. 21, Google asked amateur scientists from all over the country

  • See What the Solar Eclipse Looked Like From NYC

    22 August 2017 5:16 PM 26

    A partial solar eclipse is seen near the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York on Aug. 21, 2017. A partial solar eclipse is seen near the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York on Aug. 21, 2017. People view the solar eclipse at Liberty State Island as the Lower Manhattan and One World Trade center are seen in the background in New York, on Aug 21, 2017. People

  • Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Photos from around the nation

    21 August 2017 5:27 PM 10

    Scenes from throughout the United States and around the world as people prepare to see a rare total solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A woman adjusts a telescope before the total solar eclipse on the campus of Southern Illinois University on August 21, 2017 in Carbondale, Illinois. With approximately 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality the area in Southern

  • Vigils for Water to take place

    20 August 2017 7:59 AM 16

    One year on from a gastric illness outbreak in Havelock North because of contaminated water, a candlelight vigil will be held around New Zealand. Havelock North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will co-host a twilight "Vigil for Water" on Sunday. Organisers said the aim is to send a message to central government and local authorities that communities

  • If You Can't Make This Solar Eclipse, Here's When Your Next Chance Will Be

    18 August 2017 4:29 AM 17

    In the United States, the next total solar eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017 - the first time since 1979. Next week's eclipse will be the first to cross the entire continental United States since 1918, however. According to NASA, the total solar eclipse on February 26, 1979 crossed through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and the Canadian