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Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 Pakistan

A Solar Eclipse happens when the New Moon moves between Sun and Earth, thereby, blocking the light of Sun reaching the earth and creating two shadows (Umbra and Penumbra). Total Solar Eclipse is a very rare event and is only visible due to the placement and distance. The moon’s diameter and its distance from Earth make its apparent size just big enough to cover...

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Total Lunar Eclipse July 2018 & Mars Opposition in Pakistan

On 27th July 2018, it is going to be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The totality spans 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds. This night is a special one as planet Mars will be in opposition (that is closest to Earth) which will be its closest approach since 2003. The most wonderful thing about this night is that greatest...

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The December 2016 Geminids peaks with Moon peak

Karachi, Pakistan: Meteor showers are a great show and Geminids is one of the best meteor showers of the Year. I remember the first meteor shower observation of my life. It was back in 2010 when I recently co-founded Karachi Astronomers Society and we went to a mere 150 Kms from Karachi to Kalri Lake. It was first quarter Moon and it was too...

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Jupiter and Venus conjunction August 2016 from Pakistan

Conjunction is an Astronomical phenomenon when the two or more celestial bodies come closer to each other as looked from the Earth in the sky.  The planet Jupiter and Venus will come closer to each other and the closest conjunction is on 27th of August, 2016 and it will be visible from Pakistan although the window is too small as they will be too close...

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Planets conjunctions from Karachi, Pakistan

In this post I will share photos of planet conjunction taken by me from Karachi and Mirpur sakro, Pakistan. Let me explain conjunction so you may have an idea about it. A conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptical longitude, normally when observed from the Earth. This implies an apparent close approach between the planets as seen in the...

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All you need to know about Moon – Lunar Phenomenon

New Moon This is the time when the Moon is in its orbit such that the side facing towards Earth is not lit up by the Sun. After this moon phases starts from 1 till next new Moon. You cannot see new Moon. To learn about Moon phases please see below: Full Moon Full Moon occurs every month and is a period when Full...