Kuwait Science Club takes high res­o­lu­tion pic­ture of su­per­moon Man­power au­thor­ity col­lected over KD 18 mil­lion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

Kuwait Science Club’s as­tron­omy and space sciences depart­ment recorded the ‘su­per­moon’ ap­pear­ing in Kuwait skies Mon­day evening, when the moon was at its big­gest and bright­est, an event that is not ex­pected to hap­pen again un­til 2034. The depart­ment’s man­ager Bader AlO­maira said that the moon or­bits the Earth in an oval or­bit - some­times it is closer to our planet than at other times. When the moon is clos­est to Earth, it is de­scribed by astronomers as be­ing in the perigee stage. When it is fur­ther away, this is the moon’s apogee. Omaira added that a perigee stage su­per­moon ap­pears about 14 per­cent larger and 30 per­cent brighter than an apogee full moon, when Earth is be­tween the moon and the sun. He said the su­per­moon was ex­cep­tion­ally large and brought higher than nor­mal tides. Omaira ex­plained that the su­per­moon can also cause earth­quakes or vol­canic erup­tions in some parts of the earth.

Man­power au­thor­ity

Al­though it was only es­tab­lished re­cently, the man­power au­thor­ity made a sub­stan­tial leap in fi­nan­cial rev­enues, as it col­lected KD 18,167,000 since the be­gin­ning of April till the end of Oc­to­ber 2016, said deputy di­rec­tor for hu­man and fi­nan­cial re­sources Kholoud AlShe­hab. She said that rev­enues are ex­pected to rise to KD 33 mil­lion by the end of this fis­cal year in March 2017. She­hab added that KD 6,103,000 was col­lected by the in­di­vid­ual dis­putes com­mit­tee that su­per­vises work­ers’ trans­fer from one employer to another and al­lows an employer to trans­fer a govern­ment project worker for a cer­tain fee.

Camel run

A num­ber of dis­ori­ented camels were seen run­ning in the streets of Ah­madi, which cre­ated a great deal of chaos and con­fu­sion amongst mo­torists. Some blog­gers cir­cu­lated videos and photos of the camels, claim­ing that they had es­caped from the elec­toral head­quar­ters of a fifth con­stituency elec­tion can­di­date.

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