According to Oakland-based Chabot Space and Science Center astronomer Ben Burress, the asteroid missed Earth by about 17,230 miles, closer than many of earth’s satellites.
Hundreds of people gathered at San Francisco’s Crissy Field and in the Marin Headlands Friday morning to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour make a low-altitude pass near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Space shuttle Endeavour was set Friday morning to make low, sweeping passes over the East Bay, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento and Los Angeles following a return to its California roots Thursday.
The so-called “transit of Venus” — when the planet Venus passes between the Earth and our sun — is expected to begin shortly after 3 p.m. when the planet will appear as a small black dot slowly moving across the sun.
Crowds at San Francisco’s Civic Center loyally rooted for American and Japanese soccer players at a screening of the FIFA Women’s World Cup final as the game went into overtime shootouts.
San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department will host free, family-friendly viewings of this summer’s women’s World Cup competition at the Civic Center Plaza.
Watching shows with violence—including kids’ cartoons—was also tied to sleeping trouble. Problems included difficulty falling asleep, nightmares and daytime sleepiness.