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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