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Solar Eclipse this 2012

Solar Eclipse this 2012

After 2 years sin the last solar eclipse, Australia gets to be front row. Facts on this 2012 eclipse: tality will be visible from northern Australia until the small Chilean Juan Fernández Islands infront of the southern Pacific Ocean coast where totality will end. ill occur at sunrise on Wednesday, Nov. 14 local time, though it will … Continue reading

About Rainbows

About Rainbows

We are aware that there is not pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, in fact if you see a person at the end of the rainbow, he wouldn’t be able to see it. Other facts: –       A rainbow is observed in the direction opposite to the sun –       Occasionally, a secondary bow may … Continue reading

Size and distance effects; Moon & Sun

Size and distance effects; Moon & Sun

Technically the suns’ diameter is 400 times larger than the moons.. so then, Why does the sun and moon look the same size in the sky? This is because the Sun is also 400 times further away! Due to this, the Earth skies are privileged hosts of amazing spectacles called solar eclipses; but not for long, because the moon is … Continue reading