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Perseids Shower Night: Why do we make a wish upon a shooting star?

Time to Make A Wish. The most spectacular summer shower of shooting stars, the meteor shower of Perseid, will reach its peak on Sunday at dawn. The Perseids will be visible on the sky above Greece and on the north hemisphere sky, in general. Those who will stay awake will …

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Full Moon and Eclipse over Sounio, Athens and the Aegean (video, picts)

August 7, 2017:  Awesome and rare phenomenon for sky-gazers. Full moon and partial Lunar Eclipse. Fully visible in Greece. The eclipse affected 25% of the lunar disk Part of the moon was already a little darkened when the moon rose in the sky. The Moon rose is at 08:23 p.m. …

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UFO? Residents on Crete claim they saw a mysterious ‘fire star’ in the sky

Residents of Zaros village on the island of Crete claim that they saw  a mysterious object like a ‘fire star’ flying in the sky above their village on Monday night. “I was in the courtyard of my home when at 10 o’ clock I saw an illuminated disc passing over …

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Summer solstice: The longest day of the year when the sun stands still

Summer solstice, the longest day of the year. A whole 888 minutes with the sunlight. Astronomically the summer begins today, June 21 2017. As of tomorrow, days will steadily start to become shorter again, one minute per day – until the winter solstice in December. The term ‘solstice’ derives from …

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Greek microsatellites UPSat and DUTHSat to be launched into space – Watch Live

Two microsatellites, UPSat and DUTHSat, constructed in Greece will be launched into space on Tuesday, at 18:11 Athens time – along with 26 other similar microsatellites – from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. The microsatellites will be transferred onto a rocket-carrier «Atlas V», destined for …

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Astronaut Pesquet ISS congratulates Greece on National Day

Space calls Greece. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the International Space Station congratulated Greece on the National Day, March 25. With a tweet. Χρόνια Πολλά on your Independence Day, #Greece 🇬🇷 This is Athens, a city full of history and culture that can be seen from space pic.twitter.com/D1BjNZQctq — Thomas …

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TRAPPIST-1: NASA Press Release with some amazing videos

At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets. This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and …

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NASA discovery: Seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single star; could hold life

Are there alien neighbors out there? Is there life on another  ‘earth-similar planet’ in a newly discovered planet system? Is there an Earth among the seven earth-size planets orbit the single star?  Is there a ‘KeepTalkingTrappist1’ blog and website just 40 light years away from KeepTalkingGreece? In a press conference …

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March 20th: Total Solar Eclipse – Watch LIVE

The largest total solar eclipse occurs today, Friday, March 20th 2015. The total eclipse will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere and thus in an area of several hundreds kilometers in Northern Atlantic Ocean in the Faroe islands and Svalbard in the Arctic. March 20th eclipse is been considered as …

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Total Solar Eclipse, March 20/2015 – Partly visible in Greece :)

A superb astronomic phenomenon! A total solar eclipse will occur  on Friday, March 20th, on the same date a the March 2015 equinox. The moon will turn new  only 14 hours after reaching lunar perigee – moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit – and its shadow will hide …

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Rare Blood Moon + Full Moon + Total Eclipse Oct 8/2014 = Oh dear!

An extraordinary astronomic event will occur and I hope, the sky will not fall on our heads.  A total lunar eclipse will occur on the full moon of October 8th 2014. As if it wasn’t enough, the moon will be 5.3% larger than the full moon of last April, because …

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Rare “Hybrid” Solar Eclipse, visible in Greece too, Nov 3/2013

A solar eclipse will today place today Sunday, November 3th, 2013. This eclipse, the last for 2013, is called a  a hybrid solar eclipse because it appears  fleetingly as an annular – or ring eclipse – at its start in the Atlantic Ocean and becomes a brief total eclipse later …

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Impressive Perseid meteor shower over Meteora

The impressive spectacle of Perseid meteor shower over Meteora on August 13th was immortalized by Babak Tafreshi. The Iranian photographer managed to “capture” with the lens the celestial rain fall over the massive rocks with monasteries in Central Greece. The photo was published in the NASA website. Enjoy!    

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