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Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon

A Super Special Sighting

January 10, 2018

There has been considerable coverage on all things lunar-related recently, and this Moon-Madness isn’t quite finished yet.   On 31 January, we will be treated to a rare celestial event...Read More

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Top 10 Astronomical Events of 2015

December 27, 2015

The year is almost over, so let’s look back at the exciting astronomy and space science developments of 2015. 10: Hubble turns 25 This year Hubble Telescope celebrated 25 years of delivering...Read More

Image of a Supermoon

Set Your Alarm for the Next Supermoon

August 5, 2014

‘Supermoons’ have appeared in the media a few times this year. But what are they? And when will the next one occur? The term ‘supermoon’ is a relatively new one for astronomers. It is a...Read More

Very Special Solar Eclipse

Very Special Solar Eclipse

February 4, 2014

Coinciding with Chinese New Year, this New Moon was also associated with a special solar eclipse, but it wasn’t visible from Earth...Read More

Partial Eclipse of the Moon

April 20, 2013

This eclipse is impossible to see from NZ. The moon only just enters the penumbra when it is 10 degrees above the horizon, and this is timed just as the sun is nearly rising on the eastern horizon...Read More