• Interesting Facts About Polaris
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    Interesting Facts About Polaris

    Located Near North Celestial Pole Polaris is a white supergiant star located around 430 light-years away in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is has an apparent magnitude of 1.97, making it the 48th brightest star [...]
  • The Zodiac
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    Interesting Facts About The Constellation Aquarius

    A Zodiacal Constellation Aquarius means ‘water-bearer’ in Latin and it is a zodiacal constellation, meaning the sun, moon and planets regularly pass within its boundaries. From the Earth’s perspective, the sun passes in front of [...]
  • The Moon
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    Top 10 Features on the Moon for Stargazers

    Although some stargazers may consider the Moon to be a nuisance that spoils their night-time viewing, the truth of the matter is that the Earth’s only natural satellite has enough features to offer a lifetime [...]
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Star Constellations
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    10 Interesting Facts About Star Constellations

    1: Constellations Are Star Patterns In The Night Sky Constellations (“set of stars”) are basically groups of stars that have imaginatively been linked together to depict mythological characters, animals and objects from mankind’s past. This allowed [...]
  • Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing
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    Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing

    While computers and specialized software are not strictly required for stargazing at the amateur level, there is no doubt that the stargazing hobby can be greatly enhanced with the use of computers and user-friendly software. [...]
  • Top 10 Facts About The Solar System
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    Top 10 Facts About The Solar System

    1: Solar System is 4.6 Billion Years Old The solar system is 4.6 billion years old and 99.86% of its mass is contained in our Sun, a rotating yellow dwarf star whose powerful gravity causes [...]
  • 20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes
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    20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

    Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.” Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie [...]
  • Fun Facts About The Geminids Meteor Shower
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    Fun Facts About The Geminids Meteor Shower

    In December stargazers everywhere are treated to the year’s grand finale meteor shower known as the Geminids. This two week spectacle begins around the 7th and is more prolific than even the famous Perseids and [...]

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  • Summer Triangle
    June 21st marks the official start of summer in the northern hemisphere, but observers in far-northern latitudes are to a large extent deprived of views of the summer night sky by persistent twilight that washes out all but the brightest stars. [...]