Links to pages or posts

Links to pages and posts on these pages …..

Finding Uranus – Though this 7th planet in the solar system was discovered using a telescope it can actually become bright enough to be seen with naked eyes.  But a pair of binoculars makes it easier.  This link gives some favorable period to find the planet.

Minima of Algol – algol is an eclipsing variable star – in just 5hr it’s magnitude drops from 2.1 to 3.4 and then back to 2.1 in next 5 hrs. This is fun to observe.

Wish Upon a Shooting Star – a soft-copy of the booklet that was printed at IUCAA. This is about meteor, meteor showers and observing meteor showers.

The Blue Moon   According to recent folklore the second full moon of the Month is called Blue Moon.

Zero Shadow Day  (ZSD) for those live on the latitude between -23.5 and +23.5 deg twice every year the shadow is right below their feet.

ZSD over Indian Cities : Check when would your city will have ZSD

Are Day and Night equal on the Equinox day?

Mars Hoax – 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”

दशम पद्धती – handy guide to English to Indian units

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