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About skytonight

I am the present Director of Nehru Planetarium of Nehru Centre Mumbai, India I like to talk about astronomy and sky observations to general public.

Moon to eclipse a bright star

Moon to hide the bright star Aldebaran or Rohini Nakshtra On March 14, 2016 Arvind Parnajpye email: paranjpye.arvind@gmail.com There is no copyright here –  please feel free to use this information. You may choose not to acknowledge the source but … Continue reading

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Geminids

Designation — GEM Activity Period — Dec 7 to Dec 17 Peak — Dec 14 Radiant RA: 7h 33m,  Dec: +33 Velocity — 35 km/sec ZHR — 120 Parent body — Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Prediction for 2015 The shower peaks … Continue reading

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Phases of Venus in 2015 (March to August) – Marathi

जानेवारी २०१५ च्या सुरवाती पासून सूर्यास्तानंतर आपल्याला पश्चिम क्षितीजावर शुक्राचे सुंदर दर्शन घडत आहे. आता येते दोन अडीच महीने सूर्यास्ताच्या वेळी शुक्र आपल्याला दिवसेंदिवस क्षितीजावर वर वर चढताना दिसेल. तसेच तो किंचीत उत्तरेला पण सरकत आहे. छोट्या दुर्बिणीतून बघताना आपल्याला … Continue reading

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Phases of Venus in 2015 (March to August)

Now for past two months or so we have been observing Venus shining brilliantly above the western horizon.  Observing from about 25 deg north latitude during this western appearance the planet does not move too much in azimuth. Presently it … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

Total Eclipse of the Moon on October 8, 2014 There will be total eclipse of the moon on October 8, 2014. This is the second and the last lunar eclipse of year 2014. Only the last stage of the eclipse … Continue reading

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Mars Hoax

****    Mars Hoax :: — Yet Again **** It appears to be yearly ritual to ‘blindly’ forward email with subject header as …. “Do not miss Mars will be closest to the Earth this year ” And then the email that … Continue reading

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Observing Geminids

{primary link – Wish Upon a Shooting star} This is one of the finest meteor showers, boasting up to 100 or more meteors per hour. The meteors appear to be originating from a point (called radiant) in the constellation of … Continue reading

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