Extremely rare spectacle shows up in space as Saturn and Jupiter align for first time in nearly 400 years
It’s a one-in-a-lifetime spectacle brought to us by two huge planets in their orbit around the sun. Saturn and Jupiter haven’t been this close since the year 1623. “It’s something you definitely want to go out and see because you won’t see it again in your lifetime,” Matter said. “They’ll appear really close together, but in reality they’re about 450 million miles away from each other,” Matter said. “Anywhere you have a southwest clear view you’ll be able to see it, so you can see it from home,” said Matter.
South Floridians wake up to frigid Wednesday morning
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Winter made its initial strike on South Florida Tuesday morning, but it was even colder by Wednesday. Many of us bundled up a bit as we felt lows in the upper 50s Tuesday morning, and we stayed parked in the 60s for afternoon highs. On Wednesday morning, temperatures were in the low 50s across South Florida with some inland neighborhoods briefly seeing temperatures in the upper 40s. Wednesday’s weather was the coldest South Florida has had since February and Tuesday was about 15 degrees colder than the average first day of December. Miami and other locations along the coast saw temperatures in the low 50s Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
Jewish family's painting looted by Nazis in 1933 is returned
The painting, discovered in an upstate New York museum, was part of a cache of art seized by the Nazis from the Mosse family in Berlin in 1933. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)ALBANY, N.Y. – A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years. “The Mosse family lost nearly everything because they were Jews. Hoffmann heads the Mosse Art Research Initiative, a university-based collaboration involving Mosse heirs and German public cultural institutions. Federal authorities were contacted as Mosse Art Restitution Project manager J. Eric Bartko was working to get the painting returned from the museum.
Arctic blast to bring week of below freezing temps to eastern US
The next five to seven days generally are going to bring unseasonably low temperatures to the eastern two-thirds of the US, with a first chilly round hitting Friday and a second, colder Arctic blast coming later. Friday's cold snap could bring below-freezing temperatures to some places. Wind gusts in Boston are reaching 25 to 35 mph and will bring wind chills into the 20s as well, the NWS said. "The Great Lakes are no longer ice covered, so here comes the Lake Effect snow again," the National Weather Service said. Temperatures are expected to rebound a bit in the East over the weekend, but colder air will be coming.