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Asteroid 7482 Flyby captured by Greek astronomer (video)

Τhe course of asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) was observed and captured by the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing (IAADET) of the National Observatory of Athens (EAA). Asteroid 7482 belongs to the category of potentially dangerous asteroids due to its dimensions and its relatively close transits from …

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Winter Solstice: The longest night of 2021; Pagan traditions & Christmas

For the past six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that’s about to reverse itself. Winter solstice 2021, the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the official first day of winter, is on Tuesday, December …

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Super “Strawberry moon” visible tonight, June 24

The third and last supermoon in 2021 will take place on Thursday night, June 24, 2021. This full moon is traditionally known as the “Strawberry Moon”, because it falls at a time when the ripe strawberries are being harvested. On average, supermoons appear about 7 percent bigger and about 15 …

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The “Pink Moon” will fill Greece’s sky on April 26 and 27

The first supermoon of the year will rise in Greece on Monday and Tuesday, April 26-27. The specific supermoon is traditionally called the “Pink Moon” a name that corresponded with the early spring blooms of a certain pink wildflower. The April supermoon will be followed by two more supermoons in …

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“Low tide” reveals walls of the ancient port of Kyllini in Ionian Sea

The low tide of recent days has revealed the walls of the ancient port of the town of Kyllini, in western Peloponnese. Under normal conditions, the walls of the ancient port at the Ionian Sea are under the water. According to local media patrisnews.gr, the sea level lowered by 40-45 …

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Orionids meteor shower at its peak Oct 20-21; visibility in Greece

The Orionids, the meteor shower of the autumn, will reach their peak on Tuesday and Wednesday night, October 20-21 2020 in the northern hemisphere, including Greece. The best time to watch the “shooting stars” is on the Easter night sky, short after midnight and before the down. The Orionids are …

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Archaeological sites, museums in Greece open for August full moon

Greece’s Culture Ministry opens archaeological sites and museums on Monday night for the August 3rd full moon. A series of events will be held in 37 of the 77 museums and archaeological sites throughout Greece. As on every other year, the Culture Ministry has organized an events programme and will …

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Delight for sky-watchers in July: The awesome Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE has started to offer sky-watchers an awesome spectacle as it is visible to the naked eye in clear and dark predown skies. Already thousands of people around the globe have spotted the comet and are thrilled to see its golden tail that gets brighter as it gets higher …

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Sarantaporo broadband project connects villages on remote mountains in central Greece

A small group of young people from the remote mountains of Thessaly in central rural Greece returned home to realize that their village Sarantaporo still had not internet access. Telecom companies had no interest in investing to bring the necessary infrastructure there, so the group set out to create a …

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Breathtaking orange sunset in Athens after rainstorm

A stunning sunset turned the sky in Athens into a glorious veil of orange on Monday. The amazing phenomenon occurred right after a heavy thunderstorm  in the West, while rain continued to pour down in the South, the East and the North. Athenians could not resist but taking pictures from …

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“Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse June 21 – Visibility in Greece

The first full day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere will bring with it one of nature’s great sky shows: an annular solar eclipse. On Sunday (June 21), the new moon will orbit between the sun and Earth and will pass squarely across the face of the sun for viewers …

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“Pink Supermoon” will fill Greece ‘s sky on April 7-8

The biggest and brightest moon of the year, the supermoon also known as the “Pink Moon” will rise in Greece tonight, Tuesday, April 8. The “Pink Moon” does not literally turns pink tonight, yet, it gets its name from wild flower creeping phlox blooming at this time of the year. …

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Fallstreak Hole: The stunning colorful phenomenon in Athens sky (video)

Shades of shiny red, orange, yellow and blue flooded the sky in Athens and Attica at dusk on Tuesday, February 2020. I was speaking on the phone with a friend  and we were both watching from our windows how the threads of the shiny colors intermingled with the layers of …

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Rare phenomenon: Mercury will transit the Sun Nov 11. Visibility in Greece

A rare phenomenon visible in Greece: the innermost planet of our solar system, the Mercury will transit the sun on Monday, November 11, 2019.  Mercury will pass directly in front of the sun and be visible through telescopes with solar filters as a small black dot crossing the sun’s face. …

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Perseids meteor shower reaches peak on Monday – Make a Wish :)

The most spectacular summer shower of shooting stars, the meteor shower of Perseids, will reach its peak on Monday to Tuesday dawn. It will be visible on the sky of Greece and on the north hemisphere sky in general. Those who will stay awake will have the opportunity, if the …

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