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Solar Spectacle in Far North Queensland

Solar Spectacle in Far North Queensland

This day has been a total solar spectacle for more than 60,000 people who travelled to Queensland, Australia to witness a rare event. On Tuesday, November 14, 2012, thousands of people gathered along the coastline of Cairns and Port Douglas in far north Queensland to watch the full solar eclipse which started at 6:45 am […]

November 14, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

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Transit of Venus – Rare Occurence

Transit of Venus - Rare Occurence

Venus passed across the surface of the Sun today appearing as a tiny black disc on the Sun’s face. This rare alignment only happened 25 times for the last 2000 years according to scientists. The next occurrence of the transit of Venus will be in 2117. Scientists and astronomers gathered around solar scopes to observe […]

June 6, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

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Interesting Facts about Eclipses

Interesting Facts about Eclipses

Heavenly bodies has always been the subject of interest and study even before the advent of modern astronomy. People in ancient times observe the occurrence of an ominous phenomenon believed to be a sign of death or pestilence. Eclipses were feared by people in those times. But today, they are among the most viewed phenomenon […]

May 8, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>