Since over a week newsmedia across world is reporting about 23 metric ton (23000 kgs) core stage of Chinese Launch Vehicle (Long March 5B) re-entry. As per latest prediction this rocket debris will re-enter earth atmosphere between 9.50 pm IST to 10.50 p.m. U.S. Space Command is tracking the location of this rocket stage and stated exact re-entry point into the Earth’s atmosphere cannot be pinpointed. But estimated it to be latitude -9.1, longitude 100. **Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies (CORDS)**of Aerospace Corp prepared following map of Reentry. They say Reentry will be along one of the ground tracks (Yellow or Blue) shown here. However say "It is still too early to determine a meaningful debris footprint". Unfortunately few media organisations have reported the re-entry of space debris to be over India & neighboring countries.
11 years ago news of **Geomagnetic Storm** spread like fire in Print/Electronic Media.
👆Accordingly I spoke on TV & wrote blog & we gave release after thorough reading, discussion with relevant scientists in India& across World.
Wherein we explained the **11 years Solar Cycle** of the Sun.
**Recently new Solar Cycle no.25 started (Dec 2019 to 2030)** with regular Sunspots being spotted indicating Heightened activity Sun. The new cycle of Sun will reach its peak by 2025.
**Today facebook Memories** reminded me of this article on my fb page.Back in 2011 I may not have expected I will be remembering/reposting this after 11years.
**This year 2022** already, never before historic outbursts on the Sun were recorded in March, April months.
**As new Solar Cycle will peak by 2025**. Till then we can regularly expect to hear breaking news regarding outbursts from Sun, Solar Flares, CME, Geomagnetic Storm etc..
**Note:**In Jan 2023 ISRO is planning to launch **Aditya L1** Mission to study Sun.
11 May is Celebrated as National Technology Day in India every year. This day commemorates Operation Shakti - Pokhran II Test conducted by India as part of its defense deterrence policy.
Wish you all a Happy Holi.. The information and maps are part of article compiled and published by us in 2017.
On this day when everyone is enjoying playing with water, colors. We here like to make an attempt to create awareness to understand various colors in these maps ..which give us idea of Water and Soil resources. Importantly idea to Conserve, Preserve & Project with better understanding of The India ...1. Watershed Atlas ( Basin Map) 2. Soil Map of India ...Click on image, download and to appreciate the details.
Source: These maps and information was compiled from Soil and Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India.
Padmashri Prof U.R Rao (10Mar1932-34July2017), was an internationally renowned space scientist and served the nation as Chairman of ISRO (1984-1994).He is known as Father of Indian Satellite Programme. Here is special interview of Prof Rao Telecast on Rajyasabha TV 2017 https://youtu.be/NRCBJEMPtJw?t=66. Here links to articles on Prof. Rao on ISRO website 👉www.isro.gov.in/update/28-jul-2017/tribute-to-prof-u-r-rao Dont Miss to read 👉www.isro.gov.in/about-isro/prof-udupi-ramachandra-rao-1984-1994. Further ministry of culture, Govt Of India published this tweet https://twitter.com/MinOfCultureGoI/status/1369533651013173248
The second and Last Eclipse visible from India in 2021 will occur on 19th November 2021. This eclipse is a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Across the world, this eclipse will be visible in the region covering western Africa, western Europe, North& South America, Asia, Australasia, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific.
Timings of Eclipse& Date: Eclipse in various phases begins at 11.30 am. on 19th November 2021 and Ends at 5.35 p.m. The noticeable Umbral phase begins at 12.48 Noon and Ends at 4.17 p.m.
In other words: Though astronomically speaking Eclipse begins at 11.30 am. with moon entering the lighter Shadow of Earth called Penumbra and ends at 5.35 p.m leaving Penumbra. People across the world noticeably would witness darkening (or leaving) of Moon’s disk by Earth Shadow in Umbral phase between 12.48 Noon to 4.17 p.m. on 19 November 2021 i.e. which at 3hrs 28 Minutes 23 Secs.
580 years – 1000 years Social Media Confusion? Three Lengthiest Lunar Eclipses in 1300 years – Umbra/Partial phase: Between year 1400 to 2700 three lengthiest “Partial” Lunar Eclipses can be noted i.e 18 Feb 1440 at 3hrs 28mins 46 Sec, 19 Nov 2021 at 3hrs 28mins 23sec and on 8 Feb 2669 at 3hr 30mins 02 Secs. This simply means the last time the lengthiest “Partial” Lunar Eclipse occurred was 580 years ago in 1440. Whereas the next lengthiest “Partial” Lunar Eclipse will occur 648 years from Now i.e. in the year 2669.
Names of Moon: In the recent past social media is called Full Moon & allied events with different names. Ex: Full Moon on 19 Nov 2021 is Beaver Moon. It’s a fact that across the world different folklore name full Moon with different names every month. These Folklore names are based on seasons or astrological reasons. However scientifically speaking natural Satellite of Earth as per International Astronomical Union (IAU) as only one name i.e. Moon.
The next Lunar Eclipse visible from India which is the Total Lunar Eclipse will occur on 8th Nov 2022. The last lunar Eclipse visible from India occurred on 26 May 2021 which was visible in a few places in India. Whereas the last opportunity to see Lunar Eclipse, for all people across India occurred on 31 January 2018 which was Total.
On 11th November 2021 at 7.33 a.m. IST NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission is scheduled for launch. This is the third crew rotation flight of the “Crew Dragon spacecraft” and Falcon 9 rocket and will carry four astronauts of Crew-3 Mission to the International Space Station (ISS) from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Live coverage of this launch event with docking, hatch opening and welcoming ceremony etc.. is scheduled from 3.15 a.m. on https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ . In case of any postponement of the launch on 11 Nov 2021, a backup launch opportunity is planned on 7.10 a.m. IST on November 12.
Astronauts of the Mission visiting International Space Station (ISS) : Present NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission is the third crew flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket developed by Elon Musk-led SpaceX Company.
This mission consists of NASA astronauts Raja Chari, mission commander, Tom Marshburn, pilot, and Kayla Barron, mission specialist plus ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer, who also will serve as a mission specialist, to the International Space Station.
Reaching International Space Station on 12 Nov 2021: If everything goes as planned the Crew Dragon Spacecraft is expected to reach International Space Station at 5.40 a.m. on 12 November 2021. Live Coverage of Hatch Opening of the Crew-3 Crew Dragon at the ISS, Welcoming Ceremony for the Crew-3 Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station is planned between 5.40 a.m. to 7.50 a.m. on 12 Nov 2021. PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA WISHES ALL THE BEST FOR THE MISSION AND RAJA CHARI FOR HIS MAIDEN SPACE FLIGHT.
What is International Space Station (ISS)?
The International Space Station (ISS) is a modular space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. It is a multinational collaborative project involving five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada).
The space station is approximately the size of a football field. This 460-ton space station orbits earth 400 km above. The crew members of this permanently crewed platform station are replaced through Crew Rotation Missions at regular intervals. Whereas ration & other supplies are sent using unmanned flights.
Flying at 28 800 km/h around Earth it takes 92 minutes for this weightless laboratory to make a complete circuit of Earth. As of December 2020 in over two decades ISS completed 1,31,440 around Earth @15.49 orbits per day.
WHAT IS US NASA Artemis Programme?
The Artemis program is a United States-led international human spaceflight program. Its primary goal is to return humans to the Moon, specifically the lunar south pole, by 2024-25.
Who is ASTRONAUT RAJA CHARI? How was he Selected and Trained to be Astronaut?
Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, 43 is an American citizen of Indian Origin. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, MIT, and US Naval Test Pilot School and has over 2,000 flying hours which includes F-35, F-15, F-16, and F-18. In July 2017 he was selected from over 18300 applicants to be among 12 Members selected for “NASA Astronaut Group 22” and underwent two years of astronaut training from Aug 2017.
While November 11 will be the first flight of Chari to space. This U.S. Air Force Colonel still ha
s extensive flight experience. Before reporting to NASA he has flown combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and also deployed overseas in support of the Korean peninsula.
Raja Chari is a person of Indian Origin & an American Citizen. Does he have roots in Mahabubnagar, Telangana?
Raja’s father, Sreenivas Chari, did an engineering degree from Osmania University before moving to America. In 2010 Sreenivas Chari expired. Raja’s grandfather, a native of Mahabubnagar, was a Mathematics professor at Osmania University and died very early in 1955. Raja has visited Hyderabad thrice, where many of his close relatives live.
Will Astronaut Raja Chari Land on Surface of Moon. In NASA's ARTEMIS Prog or Later?
On 9 December 2020 US Government announced an initial team of NASA astronauts – the Artemis Team consisting of 18 astronauts (9 male and 9 female), for the back to the moon “Artemis” Program. Astronaut Raja Chari was selected to be part of this group of astronauts who will pave the way for the next lunar missions under the Artemis Programme returning Americans Astronauts to the surface of the Moon. Planetary Society India hopes though Raja Chari though selected for initial missions of Artemis Programme may one day land on the surface of the Moon.
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