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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the century on July 27, 28
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Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the century on July 27, 28

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer None can forget the mesmerising Supermoon, Bloodmoon, Total Lunar Eclipse that occurred on January 31 this year! This astronomical occurrence was memorable and millions witnessed this spectacular spectacle. Analogously, on July 27 and 28, Indians are really privileged to witness a regular ‘Total Lunar Eclipse.’ This eclipse will…

Once in a Blue Moon
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Once in a Blue Moon

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer Sky-watchers will get a rare treat on Jan. 31: A Super Moon, a Blood Moon, a Blue Moon and a total lunar eclipse. A Super Moon eventuates when the Full Moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee….

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