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Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:08 pm

Yep, it was quite clear here as well.
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Post by Vital Spark » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:01 pm

I saw it last night. I woke up in the early hours and there was a yellowy light shining into the bedroom. Got up and looked out of the window and there was the massive moon - very low in the sky, and very big. Looked like a scene from Melancholia - I thought I was dreaming...

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Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

Post by Nereus » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:40 pm

Geminid meteor shower visible Thursday night ... recent_box

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The annual Geminid meteor shower should be at its peak on Thursday night and the spectacle visible in all regions of the country well into the early hours of Friday, weather permitting, according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT).

Star gazers are advised to find a spot with a clear and unpolluted sky and look towards the northeast. It should be visible to bare eyes from about 8.30pm on.

At its peak, the meteors are expected to stream across the sky at up to 120 an hour. The shower is arriving near the end of the waning moon, making it even easier to see.

The NARIT is also hosting activities for visitors, free of charge, at four observatories  - in Chiang Mai, Chachoengsao, Songkhla and Nakhon Ratchasima.

At the Regional Observatory and Planetarium in Nakhon Ratchasima activities start at 5pm and visitors will be able to observe other celestial objects through telescopes before the meteor shower.
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Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

Post by PeteC » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:40 am

Another Super Full Moon

The one in December was 357,973 kilometers away so this one will be a small bit closer
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"Thailand will see the biggest and brightest moon of 2018 on Tuesday night in a phenomenon known as the “Super Full Moon”.

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand director Saran Poshyachinda said on Wednesday that the next Super Full Moon would appear in the night sky on January 2, as the moon approaches the Earth at a distance of only 356,595 kilometres.".............
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