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First Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in over 150 years

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Stargazers all over the world are getting ready for the first super blue blood moon eclipse in more than 150 years and many are traveling to find the best locations to see it. This rare celestial phenomenon is occurring because a blue moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon are all taking place at the same time.

A blue moon is when two full moons happen in the same calendar month; lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes into earth’s shadow, and supermoons happen when the moon’s perigee (its closest approach to earth in a single orbit) coincides with a full moon. The super blue blood moon phenomenon hasn’t happened since 1866, and it is occurring because a total lunar eclipse is combining with a blue moon, which is in its closest position to earth, making it a supermoon. Blue moons only happen every two and a half years on average. The moon will take on a red glow as the supermoon happens to be occurring on the day of the lunar eclipse.



“The moon will lose its brightness and tak…

Magnum Lost On The Road To Eternity

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Magnum has made significant contributions to British rock music over the last 40 years. They may not have enjoyed the same commercial success as other rock bands, but the consistent quality of their output has gained them an intensely loyal following among fans.  Lost On The Road To Eternity is their 20th full-length album, and continues Magnum’s recent streak of late-career successes from a creative view.  A wonderful marriage of theatre and swagger, it would be of little surprise if in the future we should look back on Lost On The Road To Eternity as one of Magnum’s finest records.

The opening track ‘Peaches And Cream’ is an immediately anthemic start to the album, largely thanks to the confident strut of Tony Clarkin’s main guitar riff, as well as a luxurious solo embellishing the vocal melody.  From here, ‘Show Me Your Hands’ blends cascading piano runs with a driving rhythm section, as well as hugely effective staccato work from Clarkin.  Of course, no Magnum album would be compl…

Fly Through Orion Nebula

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NASA released this new video today (11th January 2018), which was created by astronomers and visualization specialists from its Universe of Learning program. These experts have combined visible and infrared images from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to create a three-dimensional, fly through Orion Nebula, a fuzzy patch in your sky tonight, really a place where new stars are forming.

Video: Fly Through Orion Nebula Astronomers and visualization specialists at NASA have just released this unprecedented, 3D, fly-through view of the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region.

Space Telescope Science Institute’s visualization scientist Frank Summers, who led the team that developed the movie, said:
Being able to fly through Orion Nebula’s tapestry in 3D gives people a much better sense of what the universe is really like. By adding depth and structure to the amazing images, this fly-through helps elucidate the universe for the public, both educating and inspiring.
3D Journey Throu…

Kat Von D liner

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Beauty lovers and Green Day fans, rejoice! That epic Kat Von D collaboration, the properly titled “Basket Case” liner, is officially here, and Kat Von D explains just how that collaboration of epic proportions came together.
Kat Von D talks music influence for Billie Joe Armstrong “Basket Case” liner "I pitched the idea of shooting the campaign paying homage to this poster I used to have up on my wall, and it was this old photograph of Sid and Nancy and they were handcuffed together, and I just remember staring at that as a teenager," she tells Billboard.
"Nancy had this blown out black eye look and I was like, 'Oh, this totally makes sense.' I could totally see that image being translated with myself and Billie Joe." The formula is perfect to create the smudge-inspired Billie Joe look, with Kat Von D Beauty's site explaining that the formula glides on creamy, letting you "build, blend, smudge and smoke it out" to achieve your desired look, a…

Corey Taylor To Stop Engaging Twitter Trolls

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Corey Taylor Vows To Stop Engaging Trolls About Politics On Twitter
Corey Taylor has told the Kerrang! magazine in the UK that his New Year's Resolution is to stop engaging trolls about politics on Twitter.

The outspoken Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman, whose disdain for Donald Trump is quite prevalent throughout his latest book, last year's "America 51", said: "Honestly, I would rather take a f***ing saw to my own face than deal with that kind of bulls**t anymore. It's so unnecessary and pathetic, and I can't take any more of that shit. It's not even that I have a problem with their politics: it's their self-righteous indignation that comes with it.

"For all the harrumphing that the right does about the left being a bunch of snowflakes, they are the ones that are so hurt about so much s**t, it's not even funny," he continued. "I look at them and think, 'I'm not going to sit here and debate a crying child.'

"I…

PACE Financing in Texas

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City and County PACE Financing Administrator In Texas, the Lone Star PACE Financing City and County PACE Financing Program Administrator will enable energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy upgrades to your local community. PACE financing projects not only reduce utility expenses while increasing the tax base and local employment, they also support Texas energy and water conservation goals.

PACE financing assessment performs in action similar to other general assessments such as sidewalks or sewers. Property owners enter into a voluntary assessment and lien on the property for the duration of the PACE financing term. Only the individual property owners who utilize PACE financing for improvements are subject to the assessment.



Texas Lone Star PACE Financing Benefits for City and County:
No cost to local municipality implementing or sustaining a PACE financing programMultiple pre-qualified PACE financing lenders for property owners to choose fromIncreased property valu…

Good Charlottes Lil Peep Tribute

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“Through your art you will live forever”

Good Charlotte has shared a studio recording of Lil Peep's "Awful Things," available for streaming now. And along with sharing the track, the band penned a heartfelt message about Lil Peep's life and lasting legacy.

"Every now and then a new artist comes along, who you know is sure to change music. Lil Peep was one of those artists."


The band covered Peep's song earlier this month at Lil Peep's special fan memorial service, and Good Charlotte's Joel Madden says they were happy to be a part of the memorial and show their love for Peep, fans, family, and his friends.

“They asked us if we wanted to do something to participate in the memorial. We were overseas on tour in the U.K., so we put together that cover. It was kind of crazy - we put it together, recorded it, filmed it, all in a matter of two or three days. We just wanted to do something to be a part of the memorial and show our love to Peep and his fa…