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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Jan. 10-11
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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Jan. 10-11

January 7, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer December 26 of 2019 seems to be really memorable and astounding for Indians, as everyone could witness the spectacular annular solar eclipse! Even though it was overcast and murky from Mysuru and Bengaluru, somehow Mysureans managed to see to this rare astronomical spectacle with utmost difficulty. Suddenly all…

When Darkness Falls, Wonder Rises
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When Darkness Falls, Wonder Rises

December 7, 2019

By Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer Humans have always been fascinated by the effect of solar eclipse. Before they were predictable, such events caused excitement, bemusement or fear while they were in progress. As soon as they could be predicted, they have prompted even greater anticipation, provoked a visceral sense of wonder, discussion,…

‘Shooting Stars’ to light up Night Sky this month
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‘Shooting Stars’ to light up Night Sky this month

November 16, 2019

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer A meteor, sometimes called a “shooting star,” can be the brightest object in the night sky. Wandering through space, perhaps as debris left behind by a comet, meteoroids enter the earth’s atmosphere, are heated by friction and for a few seconds streak across the sky as a meteor…

SKYWATCH: Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 17
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SKYWATCH: Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 17

July 15, 2019

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer The most amazing and evident astronomical event in the sky is an ‘Eclipse.’ None can forget the mesmerising Supermoon, Bloodmoon, Total Lunar Eclipse that occurred on January 31 last year! This astronomical occurrence has been memorable and millions witnessed this spectacular spectacle. Analogously, last year on July 27…

SKYWATCH: Saturn, the ringed planet to reach ‘opposition’ tomorrow
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SKYWATCH: Saturn, the ringed planet to reach ‘opposition’ tomorrow

July 8, 2019

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the outermost planet perfectly noticeable with the unaided eye. The imperative physical distinctiveness like magnitude, composition, internal configuration and atmosphere advocate an overall similitude to Saturn. Saturn’s rings are well-known and were explored in great detail by the Voyager…

SKYWATCH: Saturn to Dance with Moon tonight
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SKYWATCH: Saturn to Dance with Moon tonight

June 19, 2019

Indians are privileged to witness a spectacular astronomical spectacle tonight. This celestial event is referred to as ‘Occultation of Saturn’. Anytime after 7 pm in the south-eastern direction, one can see a white dot exceedingly close to Moon, which is the most gorgeous planet in the solar system, Saturn. Tonight, Saturn can be seen very…

SKYWATCH: Brightest Supermoon tonight
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SKYWATCH: Brightest Supermoon tonight

March 21, 2019

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer Tonight (Mar.21), Indians will be privileged to witness the spectacular, biggest, resplendent, and brightest full Moon as it will pass by Earth at a distance of 3,58,246 kms. This is known as lunar perigee and a normal lunar perigee averaging a distance of 357,492 kms happens once every…

Heavenly visitor ‘iwamoto’ at its best this month
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Heavenly visitor ‘iwamoto’ at its best this month

February 25, 2019

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer The most beautiful celestial object perceptible in the night sky is the ‘Comet.’ Most of the time, Comets remain in deep-frozen “sleep” in outer space, but occasionally they are dislodged from their orbits and fall forward the inner Solar System. Comets are at their brightest when they are…

Mysureans witness Micro Lunar Eclipse
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Mysureans witness Micro Lunar Eclipse

July 28, 2018

The much-awaited, amazing, astronomical feast is eventually done ! People were very eager to know whether natural calamities and catastrophes may occur due to this event. Fortunately, it did not happen! The sky was absolutely clear in the beginning, say at around 9.45 pm, but it troubled the sky-gazers and astronomers throughout the night creating…

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