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 By Michael Sadler    News

Eight Minutes of Space Drama

It was pure drama. Would a six-month space voyage to Mars costing almost half a billion dollars end in success or failure? The drama began and ended in all of eight minutes. Upon reaching Mars on Nov. 26 and ready to begin the... — Updated 12/29/2018


Super Blue Blood Moon

The Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it's the third in a series of "supermoons," when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It's also the second... — Updated 2/14/2018


2017 Autumn Equinox

The 2017 autumn equinox is here, marking the end of the summer season, as well as the first day of fall for those living in the Northern Hemisphere. Cold weather and longer nights are here. The equinox signals the official change of season, which occurs Friday Sept. 22 at 4:02... — Updated 10/3/2017


The End is Nigh?

With a total eclipse sweeping the country at the end of August, a conspiracy theorist claims it is a signal that Earth is coming to an end. David Meade, a Christian numerologist and author of the conspiracy book, 'Planet X - The... — Updated 8/10/2017


NASA's Eclipse Solution

Anyone eager to catch a glimpse of today's historic total solar eclipse but hasn't bought special viewing glasses could make their own. Since it is too dangerous to look at the sun during an eclipse with the naked eye, eclipse... — Updated 8/21/2017


Wild Flower Bloom From Space

The worlds media have been watching closely as the drought came to a brief end and the desert came alive. NASA Earth Observatory have put together a compilation of pictures showing the wild flower bloom in the Anza-Borrego Desert... — Updated 4/20/2017


Ursid Meteor Shower

The moon is threatening to obscure this months meteor shower, however it is still worth taking some time tonight and through to 23rd to see if you can see Ursid Meteor Shower across the skies. Experts are predicting that it will... — Updated 12/28/2016


November Supermoon

If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the closest to Earth it's been since January 1948. During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon... — Updated 11/9/2016


Watch the Skies

Watch the International Space Station pass overhead this week. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up. Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher... — Updated 10/27/2016


Mysterious UFO In San Diego Sky

Mystery surrounds a 'fireball' seen over San Diego Mon. Aug 15, as witnesses report sightings from Eastlake, above the City Heights area, and another person noticed them above the San Diego International Airport. NASA experts and... — Updated 9/12/2016


Perseid Meteor Shower on the Way

After last nights Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower, Borrego's dark skies will once again be the best place to stargaze come Aug 12-13. Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left... — Updated 8/5/2016


Blue Cut Fire - 68% Containment

The Blue Cut fire in San Bernardino County has consumed just over 37,000 acres, caused the evacuation of close to 82,000 residents, and destroyed 96 single family homes and 213 outbuildings. Cal Fire said in an update Sat. Aug.... — Updated 8/20/2016


Mars Close Approach

Sunday night saw Mars edge towards its closest point to Earth in 11 years as it appeared much bigger and brighter than usual. Amateur astronomer Dr Ian Musgrave, from the University of Adelaide, said it would trump Venus as the... — Updated 5/31/2016


Transit of Mercury - Tonight

Mercury will cross in front of the sun this evening, an event that only happens around 13 times a century. The last time the earth witnessed this rare astrological event was in 2006 and the next time will be in 2019. The transit... — Updated 5/13/2016


BVEF Awards $65,000 to UCI, Air Quality Study

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (the Fund) has awarded a $65,000, 3-year grant to the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to study Air Quality in the Borrego Valley. “This grant to develop objective measures of the changing air quality in our community furthers the... — Updated 3/1/2016

 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Borrego Springs – UFO Third Sighting

The night sky over Southern California was lit up once again on Dec. 22 by a fireball which had social media ablaze with theories. Described by some as a plane on fire or as a meteorite, the videos taken from the ground clearly... — Updated 1/31/2016


Borrego Springs - Dark Sky Awards

The Borrego Sun will be recognized as a Borrego Dark Sky friendly business on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Palm Canyon Resort, at 6:00 p.m. Ellen Fitzpatrick, the editor, will be present to accept the award. Also receiving recognition will be Coldwell Banker Borrego and the Bighorn... — Updated 11/5/2015


El Niño Friend Or Foe?

According to the National Weather Service, the chances are increasing that this year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest since record-keeping began in 1950. Bill Patzert, a climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory predicts this El Niño is “too big to fail.... — Updated 10/13/2015


Rare Supermoon Eclipse Coming

When the moon is closest to earth in its month-long orbit and it's a full moon on the same date, some refer to it as a supermoon. This Sunday's supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. It's an... — Updated 9/28/2015


Uncertain How El Nino Will Affect The Drought

The National Weather Service released its monthly update today as meteorologists projected this year's El Niño as one of the biggest on record. Still, we are told, it probably won't matter how much water it brings because... — Updated 9/18/2015


The Land Is Sinking

NASA scientists have supplied the facts from images taken over a period of time from airplanes and satellites to conclude that large swathes of the Central Valley in California are sinking more rapidly than ever. California’s four-year drought has drastically increased the... — Updated 8/20/2015


Saturn's Rings Visible With Telescope

Even though Saturn is over 900 million miles away, its bright rings are easily visible with a telescope because the rings are presently tilted at about 24 degrees from edge-on throughout August.... — Updated 8/17/2015

 By Jeannie Beck    News

Closest Twin to Earth Found

Astronomers just announced they've discovered the "closest twin to earth," seen so far. It's the smallest planet found orbiting in the habitable zone of a star and at about the same distance that earth orbits the sun. The twin to... — Updated 7/28/2015

 By Jeannie Beck    News

Water Conundrums

While California is experiencing its fourth year of a severe drought, and a senior scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech and a professor of Earth System Science at U.C. Irvine, Jay Famiglietti said California only has one year of water supply left in its reservoirs,... — Updated 7/21/2015

 By Jeannie Beck    News

NASA points out the drought

Jay Famiglietti, a senior NASA JPL water scientist and professor at U.C.I. spoke to a crowd at the Performing Arts Center theater on April 10, and again to a full room at the ABDNHA library the following day. Professor Famiglietti... — Updated 5/22/2015