What a surprise for those who go for a holiday in Koh Samui!
This Full Moon carries special events and will be very light and large because the satellite will be at his perigee (very close to the Earth).
There will be also a partial lunar eclipse in the next hours, visible in Australia and in East Asia.
In this week, the Moon is reaching what’s known as its perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit. For this reason the next full Moon on May 5, 2012 the Moon could appear as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2012.
The astronomical event coincides with certain astrological events that many people are waiting for important celebrations.
By Alan Baldwin
MANAMA | Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:10am EDT
(Reuters) - Formula One drivers will race in Bahrain on Sunday while rage boils on the streets outside, among protesters who denounce the Grand Prix as a gaudy spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring demonstrations last year.
Demonstrators hurling petrol bombs have clashed nightly with police during the past week, and security forces responded with teargas, rubber bullets and birdshot.
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By the CNN Wire Staff
April 21, 2012 — Updated 2015 GMT (0415 HKT)
Opposition groups said Saturday that a protester died after clashes with security forces, amid claims the government is cracking down on demonstrations ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Bahrain’s opposition party Al-Wefaq and the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights said the man, identified as Salah Abbas Habib Musa, took part in a peaceful protest Friday evening that was violently broken up by security forces.
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The Songkran Festival is the celebration of the beginning of the New Year. The traditional New Year’s Day start on April 13 until 16 and in this days all the people trhow water each other for cleansing off all the bad things happen in the last year and also promise good luck like water blessing.
By Ethan Siegel - ScienceBlogs - Back when all the hype and hoopla concerning the LHC startup had people afraid that the Large Hadron Collider would create a black hole that would eat and destroy the Earth, I tried to quell some of these fears. At my old site, I wrote three articles explaining why the Earth was safe, and why — even if the worst-case scenario came true — we’d be completely fine. And I had forgotten about it, until last night’s Daily Show came on.