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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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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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Partial Lunar Eclipse July 16-17; Visibility in Greece

A partial lunar eclipse will take place shortly on 16 and 17 July 2019. The Moon should be covered about 65% by the Earth’s umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The phenomenon will last 177 minutes and 56 seconds It will be visible over most of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and …

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Name an exoplanet for Greece: Global project NameExoWorlds by IAU100

Did you always want to name a planet? Here is your chance for an exoplanet. For Greece. The IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) is running a global event, a competition to let every country name one exoplanet and its star! Greece is among the countries participating in global event …

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The April Lyrids: Strongest meteor shower, visibility in Greece

The April Lyrids, the first meteor shower of the spring, will reach their peak in the skies of the northern hemisphere late Monday to Tuesday dawn.They will be visibly in Greece, although it may be hard to take a look at them through the sky that will be covered with …

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Greek scientist among team that captured stunning Black Hole picture

A Greek scientist, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona, Dimitris Psaltis played a key role in the new Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), that captured these stunning pictures of the huge black hole that were revealed on Wednesday. Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a …

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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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Rare Coincidence: Worms Super Moon and Spring Equinox, visibility in Greece

A very rare coincidence is happening tonight:  a supermoon, the Worms Moon, will be spectacularly close to watch from Earth, while the Spring Equinox will also take place. It is the first time these two events have occurred on the same day in more than three decades. The Spring Equinox …

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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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