Geminids Meteor Shower

Today I decided to tell you about the meteor shower, ‘Geminids’ which had its peak on 13-14 December. Most of you are aware of this meteor shower and I know that you have observed it too. This is one of the most popular and attractive meteor showers where about 120 meteors fall per hour. InContinue reading “Geminids Meteor Shower”

World’s best stargazing spots

Have you ever felt that overwhelming feeling when you look at a sky full of stars? Well, I have. It is a feeling I cannot describe. It is mysterious. It is some kind of a mixture of happiness and excitement. A sight of a dark sky filled with sparkling little stars is able to bringContinue reading “World’s best stargazing spots”

Mars’ Closest Approach October 6, 2020

On October 6, 2020 (today), Mars comes to its closest distance from earth which is only 62.07 million kilometers (38.6 million miles)! You’ll be able to see it in your eastern sky as a red bright ‘star’ when the dark falls (For most of the countries including Sri Lanka) and it will come to itsContinue reading “Mars’ Closest Approach October 6, 2020”

Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes: Introduction to Spherical Trigonometry (Part 2)

As I said in my previous article on spherical trigonometry, spherical triangles are made out of 3 parts of 3 great circles. Now we will discuss about great circles. Great circles and small circles. Great circles of a sphere are circles that are drawn on a sphere with the same diameter of the sphere. IfContinue reading “Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes: Introduction to Spherical Trigonometry (Part 2)”

Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes: Introduction to Spherical Trigonometry (part 1)

Spherical Trigonometry is the subject related to Spherical Triangles. Simply, spherical triangles are triangles that are drawn on a sphere, but to be a spherical triangle, the sides of the triangle should be made out of great circles of the sphere. I will explain more about Spherical Triangles and great circles in my next article.Continue reading “Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes: Introduction to Spherical Trigonometry (part 1)”

Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes : Introduction to Coordinate Systems (Part 2)

In my previous article I introduced the celestial sphere and Alti-Azimuth Coordinate system and in this one, I’m going to discuss about the Equatorial Coordinate System. The best part of Spherical Trigonometry will begin from the article I post after this one. So stay tuned! Equatorial Coordinate System In this coordinate system, x coordinates areContinue reading “Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes : Introduction to Coordinate Systems (Part 2)”

Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes : Introduction to Coordinate Systems ( Part 1)

In my blog, this is the first article on the Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes. Hope you will like it! Before starting, I tell you; if you have any doubts on this, feel free to post them in the comment section at the end of the article. Why do we need Coordinate Systems inContinue reading “Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and Quizzes : Introduction to Coordinate Systems ( Part 1)”

Annular Solar Eclipse June 21, 2020.

I’m so sorry for not updating my blog on this annular solar eclipse which occurred today at noon. To be honest, I was going to write about it yesterday, but unfortunately, my browser went crazy and it didn’t let me to open my site. I don’t know what happened, but it seems okay now. AnywayContinue reading “Annular Solar Eclipse June 21, 2020.”

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