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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Three rare phenomena in One: Super Blue Blood Moon, Jan 31

Three rare astronomic phenomena in One: The Super Blue Blood Moon. The ultra rare lunar event is occurring today, Wednesday, January 31st 2018. The names given to the rare phenomena are due to: The moon is blue because it is the second of two full moons in a calendar month. …

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Full Moon, Eclipse and a green Comet named Honda: Feb 10/2017

A Snow full moon, a subtle lunar eclipse and a strange green comet named Honda, the Comet 45P. Rare phenomena occur over our heads today, Friday, February 10th 2017. The comet is flashing emerald green and is marked by a long purple tail. Skywatchers this weekend will get two special, …

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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 “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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