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Beautiful and Brightest Snow Supermoon Tonight
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Beautiful and Brightest Snow Supermoon Tonight

February 9, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer Tonight (Feb.9), Indians will be privileged to witness the spectacular, resplendent, and first Supermoon of this year. This is known as lunar perigee and a normal lunar perigee averaging a distance of 3,62,479 kilometres happens once every orbital period. This event can be referred as “Supermoon.” The term…

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…

‘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: Rare ‘Harvest’ Micromoon to light the sky tonight
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Skywatch: Rare ‘Harvest’ Micromoon to light the sky tonight

September 14, 2019

By Rtn. Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer There is a celestial feast for Indians today (Sept.14), as everyone can witness the smallest full moon or micromoon for the year 2019. This year’s full Harvest Moon presents the smallest, farthest full moon of 2019. It lies more than 252,000 miles away, in contrast to the…

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…

Spectacular visibility of Jupiter tonight
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Spectacular visibility of Jupiter tonight

June 10, 2019

Jupiter is the most resplendent bluish-yellow planet in the Solar System and is regarded as the biggest planet. In 2019, Jupiter will prolong to dominate the night sky during June, July and August. Jupiter, the monster planet, is reaching ‘Opposition’   on June 10. ‘Opposition’ is the astronomical occurrence when a planet farther from the Sun…

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…

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