SPACEX LAUNCH - CREW DRAGON WITH TWO ASTRONAUT TO ISS – FALCON 9 VEHICLE – Time of Launch 12:52 am IST 31st MAY 2020


This launch was supposed to be launched on 27th May but due to weather it was postponed. If again this launch is postponed it will be conducted on 1st June 2020 in Indian Standard Time. Early in the day Elon Musk stated there is 50% chance of postponement of this mission.  To see the launch LIVE visit NASA TV https://bit.ly/2B5qYT3   Here.


NASA’S TWO ASTRONAUTS – IN THIS TEST FLIGHT – SPACEX UNMANNED CARGO FLIGHTS SINCE 2012: This is test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft. As “Space Shuttle” vehicles carrying humans was retired with last flight in 2011. After 9 years this is first time Astronauts will be launched to space from US Soil. Success of this mission will mark return of USA to Human Space Flight from US. It may be noted since 2012 SpaceX transported Cargo approx. 20 – 22  times with its “Cargo Version of Dragon spacecraft” to International Space Station (ISS). www.twitter.com/infopsi

PLANETARY SOCIETY, INDIA and PLANETARY GROUP wish Elon Musk, SPACEX AND NASA ALL THE BEST FOR THIS HISTORICAL MISSION. 


Big Circle Around Sun - Yadadri Dist 1.15pm - 30 May 2020

In Scientific Circles, they are known as “22-degree halos”. Because for an observer in a location the ring has a radius of approximately 22 degrees around the sun or moon.

22 degree Sun Halo' seen in the sky - The Hindu
SUN HALO 
 
And yet halos are a sign of high, thin cirrus clouds drifting 20,000 feet or more above our heads. These clouds contain millions of tiny ice crystals.




Why Do We Sometimes See a Ring Around the Moon? - Universe Today
MOON HALO

The halos you see are caused by both refraction, or splitting of light, and also by reflection, or glints of light from these ice crystals which are in hexagonal shape. Like rainbows, halos around the sun – or moon – are personal. That’s a person in Delhi may see rainbow or halo at 4pm but a person in Hyderabad may not because atmospheric conditions in a location are crucial to see halo/Rainbow