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Here is a day night clock for the earth!

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Google "Mashup" of a day/night Clock of the world

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NASA's World simulator

Here is Earth's Gravity ...

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GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is
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Here is the latest real time earthquake report:

World Wide Earthquake monitoring

© 2021 The original SpectroNet Live Seismic Monitor is a live YouTube stream that broadcasts over 100 channels of live seismic data from places of interest all over the world, effectively letting you "Monitor The World"- all on one screen! Available now 24/7 at the following permanent link: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpectroNet/live">

If you'd like to help us out since this channel is not monetized, please consider a donation to SpectroNet at:

To become a SpectroNet Member with full access to our forums, please follow the directions here:

We are extremely grateful for any donations! The original SpectroNet Live Seismic Monitor was conceived by Scott Todd, who brought real time spectrographs to Youtube in July, 2017 with a unique, "Monitor The World on one screen" approach. He also has many long years of guidance from several USGS scientists in interpreting and understanding the signatures on them. In addition to the spectrographs, Scott will occasionally provide live audio broadcasts featuring insight from conversations with real scientists, original music, and more.

Click here for the latest CALIFORNIA EARTHQUKE REPORT

Live Internet Seismic Server

These data update automatically every 30 minutes!!

Earthquakes definitely are not my expertise by any means. I do subscribe to two of the USGS email alert services for major quakes. (I live somewhat close to the New Madrid Fault) If you are interested in getting any these, Click HERE! Here is a list of most earthquakes in the past 7days This is an alert issued by Stan Deyo. Read it with an open but skeptical eye as with anything else

LISS - Live Internet Seismic Server

GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: April 20, 2013 17:49:24 UTC

Seismograms may take several moments to load. Click on a plot to see larger image.

CU/ANWB, Willy Bob, Antigua and Barbuda

 ANWB 24hr plot

CU/BBGH, Gun Hill, Barbados

 BBGH 24hr plot

CU/BCIP, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama

 BCIP 24hr plot

CU/GRGR, Grenville, Grenada

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CU/GRTK, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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CU/GTBY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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CU/MTDJ, Mount Denham, Jamaica

 MTDJ 24hr plot

CU/SDDR, Presa de Sabaneta, Dominican Republic

 SDDR 24hr plot

CU/TGUH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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IC/BJT, Baijiatuan, Beijing, China

 BJT 24hr plot

IC/ENH, Enshi, China

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IC/HIA, Hailar, Neimenggu Autonomous Region, China

 HIA 24hr plot

IC/LSA, Lhasa, China

 LSA 24hr plot

IC/MDJ, Mudanjiang, China

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IC/QIZ, Qiongzhong, Hainan Province, China

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IU/ADK, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA

 ADK 24hr plot

IU/AFI, Afiamalu, Samoa

 AFI 24hr plot

IU/ANMO, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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IU/ANTO, Ankara, Turkey

 ANTO 24hr plot

IU/BBSR, Bermuda

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IU/BILL, Bilibino, Russia

 BILL 24hr plot

IU/CASY, Casey, Antarctica

 CASY 24hr plot

IU/CCM, Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA

 CCM 24hr plot

IU/CHTO, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 CHTO 24hr plot

IU/COLA, College Outpost, Alaska, USA

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IU/COR, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

 COR 24hr plot

IU/CTAO, Charters Towers, Australia

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IU/DAV,Davao, Philippines

 DAV 24hr plot

IU/DWPF,Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, USA

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IU/FUNA,Funafuti, Tuvalu

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IU/FURI, Mt. Furi, Ethiopia

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IU/GNI, Garni, Armenia

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IU/GRFO, Grafenberg, Germany

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IU/GUMO, Guam, Mariana Islands

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IU/HKT, Hockley, Texas, USA

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IU/HNR, Honiara, Solomon Islands

 HNR 24hr plot

IU/HRV, Adam Dziewonski Observatory (Oak Ridge), Massachusetts, USA

 HRV 24hr plot

IU/INCN, Inchon, Republic of Korea

 INCN 24hr plot

IU/JOHN, Johnston Island, Pacific Ocean

 JOHN 24hr plot

IU/KBS, Ny-Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway

 KBS 24hr plot

IU/KEV, Kevo, Finland

 KEV 24hr plot

IU/KIEV, Kiev, Ukraine

 KIEV 24hr plot

IU/KIP, Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

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IU/KMBO, Kilima Mbogo, Kenya

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IU/KNTN, Kanton Island, Kiribati

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IU/KONO, Kongsberg, Norway

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IU/KOWA, Kowa, Mali

 KOWA 24hr plot

IU/LCO, Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile

 LCO 24hr plot

IU/LSZ, Lusaka, Zambia

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IU/LVC, Limon Verde, Chile

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IU/MA2, Magadan, Russia

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IU/MAJO, Matsushiro, Japan

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IU/MAKZ,Makanchi, Kazakhstan

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IU/MBWA, Marble Bar, Western Australia

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IU/MIDW, Midway Island, Pacific Ocean, USA

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IU/MSKU, Masuku, Gabon

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IU/NWAO, Narrogin, Australia

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IU/OTAV, Otavalo, Equador

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IU/PAB, San Pablo, Spain

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IU/PAYG Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands

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IU/PET, Petropavlovsk, Russia

 PET 24hr plot

IU/PMG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

 PMG 24hr plot

IU/PMSA, Palmer Station, Antarctica

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IU/POHA, Pohakaloa, Hawaii

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IU/PTCN, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

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IU/PTGA, Pitinga, Brazil

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IU/QSPA, South Pole, Antarctica

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IU/RAO, Raoul, Kermandec Islands

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IU/RAR, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

 RAR 24hr plot

IU/RCBR, Riachuelo, Brazil

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IU/RSSD, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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IU/SAML, Samuel, Brazil

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IU/SBA, Scott Base, Antarctica

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IU/SDV, Santo Domingo, Venezuela

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IU/SFJD, Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

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IU/SJG, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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IU/SLBS, Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico

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IU/SNZO, South Karori, New Zealand

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IU/SSPA, Standing Stone, Pennsylvania USA

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IU/TARA, Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/TATO, Taipei, Taiwan

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IU/TEIG, Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico

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IU/TIXI, Tiksi, Russia

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IU/TRIS, Tristan da Cunha, Atlantic Ocean

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IU/TRQA, Tornquist, Argentina

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IU/TSUM, Tsumeb, Namibia

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IU/TUC, Tucson, Arizona

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IU/ULN, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 ULN 24hr plot

IU/WAKE, Wake Island, Pacific Ocean

 WAKE 24hr plot

IU/WCI, Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA

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IU/WVT, Waverly, Tennessee, USA

 WVT 24hr plot

IU/XMAS, Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati

 XMAS 24hr plot

IU/YAK, Yakutsk, Russia

 YAK 24hr plot

IU/YSS, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia

 YSS 24hr plot

Here is the Earthquake main page

Click here for United States Geological Survey's Quaternary Fault and Fold Database

Here is the National Seismic hazard map.....

Click here for almost real time The USGS' Real time world wide earthquake report

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Some Webcam stations

Partial Eclipse 2013

Partial Solar Eclipse 2013 from Mark 'Indy' Kochte on Vimeo.

On November 3, 2013, there was a rare hybrid annular/total solar eclipse of the Sun. Unfortunately, the only places one could see totality was either in the Atlantic Ocean or in central Africa. For the East Coast of the United States, we were treated to a partial eclipse in progress as the Sun rose. Wanting as flat a horizon as I could get, I went out to the town of Chesapeake Beach on the Chesapeake Bay to catch sunrise eclipse. I had two cameras with me to shoot two time-lapse sequences of sunrise, a Nikon D7000 with an 18-105mm lens set to 105, and another Nikon D7000 with a 70-400mm lens set to 400. Other settings: ISO 100, f/8-f/11, aperture mode, time-lapse interval set to 5 seconds between exposures for the 400mm lensed camera, 10 seconds for the 105mm lensed camera (was supposed to be 5 also, but I goofed :-) ). Focus was set to manual, otherwise things would have been seriously wonked up (as it turned out, for some reason the 400 lens sequence bounced a few times during the course of the sequence, despite being on the heavier tripod and locked down pretty solidly).

As you watch the sunrise eclipse, notice that the silhouette of the Moon slowly shrinks as the Sun gets higher in the sky (more noticeable in the 400mm sequence). I had hoped to have gotten the entire length of the eclipse shot, but as I was driving out, a cloud deck formed and started spreading eastward. I was happy just to get the 15 minutes of eclipse that I could before the Sun went behind the clouds (the entire eclipse would otherwise have lasted 41 minutes for my area).

Joshua Tree Nights

Joshua Tree Nights from Mark 'Indy' Kochte on Vimeo.

This astro-lapse (night sky time-lapse) has been two years in the making. It was shot exclusively out in Joshua Tree National Park on two separate weekend visits to the Park, one in September, one in November (during the 2012 Leonid Meteor Shower). Since that time the images had sat dormant in an archive, waiting for me to get some time to devote to transforming them into this video. That time has finally come.

Due to the lateness in the year I was there, the Milky Way was setting into the light dome of Palm Springs and greater Los Angeles. Consequently, I only got one decent Milky Way sequence in the nights I shot.

At the time I was not traveling with a dolly rail set up, so was limited in the camera movements to using an Astrotrac astrophotography guiding system. However, the Astrotrac would only pan for about 90 minutes before reaching the end of it’s workable motion. Hence why there are a number of ‘still’, tripod-only sequences.

**Geeky Astro Details**

The bright star-like object that appears from behind a sky-silhouetted Joshua Tree at 0:15 is Jupiter. Jupiter also appears at 0:24, 0:38, and rises through the Arch near White Tanks Campground at 0:57.

The shadows that play across the rocks in the Arch sequence are from the moon setting behind the camera.

Venus makes an appearance at 0:50 and rises during the final sequence at 1:38

The star trails at 1:13 were created using StarStax. On the left side of the field of view at 1:19 you’ll note the appearance of a bright shaft of light. That was a minor fireball from the Leonid meteor shower. All the other streaks you see shoot across the field of view are planes.

The final sequence (at 1:28) features a classic instance of Zodiacal Light, the glow you see in the sky as the camera pans from right to left. It was *very* evident with the naked eye. It took me a while to figure out that it wasn’t light pollution from a distant town (of which there are no light domes in that direction from Joshua Tree), but rather an extremely vivid case of Zodiacal Light. (I have only seen it this bright once since during a trip to New Mexico in 2013)

The lights on the hill from 0:33 to 0:38 are of some night hikers a few miles away from where I was shooting.

**Geeky Tech Details**
Cameras used: Nikon D7000
ISOs: 3200
Exposure times: ranged from 15-25 seconds
Lens f-stop settings: ranged from f/2.8 (with the 14mm Rokinon) to f/3.5 (for the 18-105mm Nikon kit lens, in 18mm mode)
Post processing: Lightroom 5
Video creation and rendering: Final Cut Pro X
Hyperlapse motion courtesy of Astrotrac (www.astrotrac.com)

All sequences were shot within Joshua Tree National Park, some in Hidden Valley, some at White Tanks.

Music by Sarah Schachner (www.sarahschachner.com), “Firestorm”

Here is the Mt. St. Helen's Web cam real time observation..

Here is old faithfull's web cam

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Some World Services

Here is Satellite view of the earth from the GEOS 8 Satellite Click here!!!

Here is False color image (near real time)

Here is B&W Imge near real time

For weather click here for Weather.com

Here is the national weather service's Official weather site

Here is a great page for Space weather !!!

Here is CNN's weather page

For something else that affects the environment here is US Geologicalsurvey

Or click here for Environmental News Network

Here is the enviroinmental site for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Official environmental web site

Here is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Clean PA Forests.org

Here is the Discovery Channel's Earth Alert page

Click here For EARTH Portal

And here for Pyra form -- a new way of living

This page is for Noaa's home page

This page for Space weather!!

This is a subpage for NOAA Space Envirnment Center of Noaa

Here for a graphic version National Weather Service

Weather forecast for Area 51!!

Another map is Radar Loop for the US!

Yet another weather page: The Wxusa page!

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MISC. Disaster survival guides

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

Disaster Preparedness for Livestock(PDF)

Earthquake Proof Your Home: How to Prepare Your Home and Property for an Earthquake

Hurricane Safety Checklists

This isn't exactly about safety, but it's got fantastic info for families
who want to learn more about weather and the powerful forces of nature.

Storm Spotting for Children: At-Home Meteorology

How to Prepare Your Bedroom for an Emergency

Infographic: Disaster preparedness essentials

Natural Disastrs


Avalanches they are one of the most dangerous natural disasters out there. "After one hour, only 1 in 3 victims buried in an avalanche is found alive. The most common causes of death are suffocation, wounds, and hypothermia"

Since natural disasters are a constant threat, it's important that we do everything we can to protect our families, our homes, and ourselves from their potentially devastating effects. That's exactly what my site is dedicated to inform the general public.

Surviving a Wildfire

Flash Flood Safety and Damage Prevention Guide

Hurricane Safety Tips

Ultimate Guide to Drought Safety

Tornado Safety Guide

How to Proactively Prepare for a Blizzard

Oliver Lambert.

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Suggestions for Green Living

Top 15 Green Home Improvements and their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

Greenhouse Essentials You Need To Know by HomeAdvisor

How to Compost at Home: A Beginner's Guide to DIY Fertilizer

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How to Host an At-Home Recycling Drive

Top 18 Things You Should NOT Recycle Curbside

What Can Be Recycled?: A List of 200+ Items


Being An Eco Friendly Pet Owner

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