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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)

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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The Blue Moon

Blue Moon on August 31 The full moon of August 31st will be called  Blue Moon, not because it will look blue in colour but because it will be the second full moon in this month. The term ‘Blue Moon’ … Continue reading

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ZSD over Indian Cities

Zero Shadow Day for some stations in India The table below gives date, latitude and place where the the sun rays will fall right over head. The main article is here Please see below how to find date and time … Continue reading

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Zero Shadow Day

It is said that the your shadow never leaves you but what if it does so – even just for a while? Well this is exactly what can be experienced by those living between the tropic of Capricorn and tropic … Continue reading

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