Double feature: Lunar eclipse and Supermoon this week
Sky watchers across the U.S. will be treated to a total lunar eclipse that will also coincide with a super moon on January 20, and will finish in the early hours of January 21. The eclipse, when Earth's shadow sweeps over the lunar surface will give it a reddish tinge and turn it into what some call a "blood moon." It will be one of two lunar eclipses, and three solar eclipses in 2019. There will be a partial lunar eclipse on July 16, but the next total lunar eclipse won't come until May 26, 2021. Via earthsky
A Manufactured Crisis
Who is really being dishonest with the American people? I hear a lot of talk on how it’s immoral to build a wall. So why do all those wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes?
As I see it, the only thing that is immoral is the politicians who have done nothing to come up with a plan to resolve the Border wall funding issue and the subsequent Government shutdown. Instead they continue to allow more innocent families, government employees and others to be victimized by their political and personal hatred for the president.
The reality is, a record number of migrant families are now crossing the border. Via usatoday
The 9th Saturday in a Row
Tear gas and baton charges were used by French police on thousands of Yellow Vest protestors threatening the Arc de Triomphe in Paris today during more mass anti-government demonstrations.
The ugly scenes came on the 9th Saturday in a row of violence that now routinely reduces the capital city to a war zone.
In Paris, epicentre of the fiery street clashes and vandalism that have made global headlines, 5,000 riot police were on hand, using tall barricades and armoured vehicles to lock down the central Place de la Concorde and surrounding districts. More