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Monday, June 21, 2021



Explained: Total lunar eclipse and supermoon - the two celestial events on May 26

June 01, 2021 9:17 am

Total Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon May 2021 Date, Timings: The celestial event coincides with this year’s only total lunar eclipse, the first since January 2019.

Pune amateur astro-photographer spends 40 hours processing 50,000 images to stitch viral moon pic

May 19, 2021 10:02 pm

Prathamesh Jaju, 16, first took formal lessons of astronomy at the Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, India’s oldest amateur Astro club, three years ago and now the image he created has changed his life

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Moon sighting date and timings in India, Saudi Arabia, UAE

May 14, 2021 8:35 am

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 Moon Sighting Date and Timing in India, UAE, Saudi Arabia: In India, Eid is usually celebrated a day after the crescent moon sighting in Saudi Arabia, meaning the sighting in Saudi Arabia is considered sacrosanct

Moon to eclipse Mars on evening of April 17

April 12, 2021 9:11 pm

Since Mars is distinctly visible to the naked eye, this event can be enjoyed without any optical aid. A pair of binoculars or a small telescope, however, will be useful.

A science teacher explains: Rusting of the moon

November 28, 2020 2:43 pm

You read it right; our only natural satellite is rusting.

Sharad Purnima 2020: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, and Mantra

October 29, 2020 4:40 pm

Sharad Purnima 2020 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings: The legend goes that Lord Krishna performed Maha-Raas or the dance of divine love on this auspicious day

On the moon, water water everywhere and not a drop to drink (yet)

October 27, 2020 9:09 am

A team led by Casey Honniball of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland detected molecular water on the lunar surface, trapped within natural glasses or between debris grains.

NASA set to reveal an ‘exciting discovery’ about Moon today

October 26, 2020 1:25 pm

As per the blog, the teleconference pertaining to the revelation about the discovery will be at 12 PM EDT (9.30 PM IST) on October 26.

Nokia picked by NASA to build first cellular network on the Moon

October 20, 2020 11:06 am

Nokia Oyj has been chosen by NASA to build the first ever cellular network on the moon.

A new mini-Moon to join Earth’s orbit; could be space junk from 1960s

September 25, 2020 1:28 pm

As per the information published on CNN website, Dr Paul Chodas of CNEOS, believes that this space object is not any ordinary heavenly body and it may be a lost rocket, launched somewhere in the 1960s.


Super blood moon enthralls sky gazers across the world

May 26, 2021 10:15 pm

Sky gazers witnessed a cosmic event called a super blood moon, a combination of a total lunar eclipse and a brighter-than-usual supermoon.

In pictures: Stunning 'pink supermoon' lights up skies across the world

April 29, 2021 2:52 pm

First supermoon of 2021 light up the skies across the world. In its closest approach to Earth, the bigger and brighter supermoon delighted sky-watchers. Check out these stunning images.

A glimpse of the supermoon worldwide

August 12, 2014 9:24 am

The phenomenon, which scientists call a 'perigee moon', occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.


Earthrise: 50 years ago, we saw the earth rise from space for the first time

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts orbiting the moon saw Earth rising for the first time.