Lancashire Times
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Renewable vs. non-renewable power generation across the region (updated every 30 minutes)
Renewables includes biomass(0.6%), nuclear(46.5%), solar(1.1%) and wind(50.9%). Excludes imports
Is It Time To Spring Clean Your Digital Space?
For many Brits, cleaning the house from top to toe is just as much a part of early spring as lighter nights, daffodils and the arrival of Easter eggs onto supermarket shelves. The mental and physical benefits of spring cleaning are well documented, but despite the average Brit spending 3.81 hours on mobile devices each day, we often neglect to clean up of our digital spaces.
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NASA Picture of the Day: Palm Tree Partial Eclipse
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Only those along the narrow track of the Moon's shadow on April 8 saw a total solar eclipse. But most of North America still saw a partial eclipse of the Sun. From Clearwater, Florida, USA this single snapshot captured multiple images of that more widely viewed celestial event without observing the Sun directly. In the shade of a palm tree, criss-crossing fronds are projecting recognizable eclipse images on the ground, pinhole camera style.
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(2023 QL7)13th Apr19142831,59137,519,189
(2013 ER89)13th Apr24554933,16734,501,424
(2024 EK1)14th Apr10724123,95711,163,519
(2023 UN1)15th Apr12227240,1235,708,623
(2005 TF49)15th Apr41192038,19643,785,601
517681 (2015 DE198)15th Apr44198631,7214,367,817
439437 (2013 NK4)15th Apr455101836,8852,023,603
(2015 XK351)17th Apr23953435,44533,513,781
(2006 KK21)17th Apr22149447,85730,544,758
(2018 MR5)18th Apr16236339,40933,421,877
(2007 GQ3)18th Apr10423325,3667,930,860
276033 (2002 AJ129)18th Apr461103264,22030,230,079
523609 (2005 PJ2)19th Apr33073751,33325,383,210