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Supermoon triggers extreme low tide in Nafplio (pictures)

The super full moon last week literally ‘swallowed’ the sea at the shores of the town of Nafplio in north-east Peloponnese. The low tide was so strong that locals and visitors saw the sea disappearing in front of their feet. Tides are caused by the gravity of both the moon …

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Ancient Greeks proved the earth was round 2,000 years ago using a stick

Long before the first satellites were sent to space in the 1960’s in order to prove that the Earth is indeed round, Ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes had found the proof using a simple …stick. And that was more than 2,000 years ago. Eratosthenes (276-194 BC) carried out an experiment that …

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Super “Hunger Moon” or “Snow Moon” is visible in Greece tonight

Stargazers are getting ready for one more stunning sight as the “Super Snow Moon” or “Hunger Moon” will grace the skies. The full moon on 19. February is going to be the biggest Super Moon of the year. Super Moon is a term used with a full moon that occurs when …

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Greek agencies submit 14 proposals to NASA Moon exploration mission

Fourteen Greek agencies and companies submitted proposals in response to an invitation from the Hellenic Space Agency (ELDO), as part of its submission for participation in NASA’s “Invitation to Exploration Campaign” for a mission to explore the Moon, ELDO announced on Tuesday. Those responding to the invitation included Greek state …

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Super Blood Wolf Moon and total eclipse Jan 20-21: Visibility in Greece

The only total lunar eclipse of the year will take place on Sunday night, January 20 to 21, 2019, and the rare phenomenon will be visible not only in Europe, North and South America but also in Greece. The lunar eclipse coincides with the full moon called Super Blood Wolf …

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Seres Meteorite: Its long journey from Serres to Vienna and Athens after 200 years

It was June 1818 when a 8.5-kg meteorite fell in the town of Serres as we know it today, in North Greece. The Seres meteorite that is also referred to as the ‘Macedonia’ and the ‘Serrai’ meteorite. It is the first and only documented meteorite to have fallen in Greece. …

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Autumn solstice: Greek summer officially ends at 4:54 a.m. Sunday

The Greek summer officially ends at 4:54 a.m. on Sunday, September 23rd 2018. Blame the fall  solstice or autumn equinox in the North Hemisphere. The September equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north …

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Erdogan says Turkey to increase military presence in occupied North Cyprus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to increase Turkey’s military presence in the illegally occupied North Cyprus. Erdogan’s threats come just a few hours before the opening of the annual session of the UN General Assembly, with Secretary General Antonio Guterres to examine the prospects of resuming the negotiations on the …

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Blood Moon and Eclipse over Crete – Exclusive pictures by Tony Cross

The Blood Moon and the Total Eclipse as seen from the island of Crete in South Greece. KTG reader Tony Cross sent these pictures exclusively for our website. Tony Cross wrote that he shot the truly amazing pictures of the Moon and the Milky Way on the Lasithi mountains. He …

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Blood Moon rises over Greece – Amazing pictures and video

Blood Moon and lunar eclipse on 27. July 2018. A magnificent full moon rose from the east and put its spell on millions of people on the Earth. A so-called Blood Moon because the light of the Sun goes through the Earth atmosphere as it tries to reach the Moon. …

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June Solstice: The longest day of the year with 15 hours sunlight

June solstice on 21. June 2018. The longest day of the year with 15 hours sunlight.The June solstice is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. A solstice happens when the sun’s zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. On …

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Greek scientists, Tassis and Tritsis, shed light on How Stars are Born

Two astronomers from Greece have managed to model the three-dimensional structure of an interstellar gas cloud, and found that it’s on the order of 10 times more spacious than it originally appeared. The 3D “map” is an important step in understanding the process of how stars are born. Greek scientists …

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Lyrid meteor shower: Thousands opportunities to make a wish

Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get a view of the Lyrids meteor shower, the dusty trail of a comet with a centuries-long orbit around the sun. The Lyrid meteors streak across the sky between April 16 and April 25, but in the night from Saturday to Sunday, the Lyrid …

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Don’t miss Equinox, the first day of Spring on March 20

Vernal Equinox marks the first day of Spring. It is the moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator, day and night are nearly equal in length. Today, 20th March, the vernal equinox occurs in in the northern hemisphere. The crucial moment is reportedly to occur at 4:15 p.m. Greek …

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