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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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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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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 visit Alok Mandavgane web page for finding ZSD … Continue reading

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Zero Shadow Day

It is said that your shadow never leaves you but what if you find it has – even if just for a while? {ZSD season 2017 for India begins 10th of April when people Kanyakumari will observe the first ZSD. … Continue reading

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