Space Events Not To Be Missed In 2017

23 02 2017

(Yahoo News UK) – With a solar eclipse due on 26 February, there are plenty of celestial treats to keep stargazers happy in 2017.

Last year was packed with astronomical action including supermoons, Tim Peake’s history-making spacewalk and the arrival of NASA’s Juno probe at Jupiter and this year is set to be big just as big for space botherers. From meteor showers to solar eclipses, here are the space events you don’t want to miss in 2017…

  1. Annular solar eclipse – 26 February 2017
    At the end of February, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a bizarre halo effect. Unfortunately, this year’s eclipse will only be visible over South and West Africa and some of South America. 
  2. Jupiter at opposition – 7 April 2017
    The largest planet in our solar system will reach ‘opposition’ in April, meaning that it will slide into view as Earth moves into position between the sun and Jupiter. The massive planet’s face will be illuminated by the sun and will be visible through binoculars or a telescope. 
  3. Saturn at opposition – 15 June 2017
    In summer, Saturn will move into its closest position to Earth, giving us the best view possible. A telescope will be needed to see the huge planet’s famous rings while Saturn is fully lit up by the sun. 
  4. Perseid meteor shower – 12/13 August 2017
    One of the brighter meteor showers of the year, the Perseids happens annually between 17 July and 24 August, this year peaking 12-13 August. The best time to view the shooting stars is between midnight and dawn. 
  5. ‘Great American’ total solar eclipse – 21 August 2017
    For around two minutes, a 70-mile stretch between Oregon and South Carolina will be plunged into total darkness in a rare total eclipse as the sun will totally disappear behind the full moon. Stargazers elsewhere in the US will get a partial view of the stunning eclipse. 
  6. Cassini probe will crash into Saturn – 15 September 2017
    Launched in 1997, NASA’s probe finally made it to Saturn in 2004 and has been beaming back vital data to Earth ever since. The probe will be destroyed when it plunges through Jupiter’s atmosphere but not before sending back never-seen-before images. 
  7. Leonid meteor shower – 17/18 November 2017
    The Leonids meteors will be visible in the night sky throughout November, peaking between 17 and 18 November. The glowing pieces of comet debris will be visible to the naked eye. 
  8. Supermoon – 3 December 2017
    While 2016 saw stargazers treated to several supermoons, 2017 will see just one. December’s full moon, also known as the Full Cold Moon, will appear slightly bigger and brighter than normal. The best time to watch will be around sunset when the distinctive orange moon will appear.
  9. Geminid meteor shower – 13/14 December 2017
    Unlike most meteor showers, the Geminids are associated with an asteroid, rather than a comet. The glowing fireballs should be visible to the naked eye between December 7 and 16, but the best time to catch a glimpse is between 13 and 14 December. 
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Northern Australian Total Solar Eclipse – The Last Until 2015

13 11 2012

There will be a solar eclipse in parts of northern Australia for a few minutes from shortly after dawn Wednesday (Nov. 14) local time in Australia or 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT) Tuesday.  

(Please click here for the photos of the total solar eclipse)

(Please click here for for the awesome video of the 2012 Australian Total Solar Eclipse)

This will be the world’s last solar eclipse until March 2015.

It could be seen in Northern Territory, state of Queensland and the Pacific Ocean.

If we are not in those places, we could still watch the rare phenomenon live from the Internet.

The Tourism Tropical North Queensland and the Slooh Space Camera will provide free webcasts of the event.

The broadcasts will begin at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) and 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT) on Tuesday, respectively. 

SPACE.com reported that:

The total eclipse of the sun will begin over the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory, where the moon’s shadow will touch down at 3:35 p.m. EST (2035 GMT). [Video: Watch Path of Nov. 13-14 Total Solar Eclipse]

Then the eclipse path moves southeast across the Gulf of Carpentaria to Queensland, darkening the skies over towns such as Mitchell River and Palmerville before reaching the coastal city of Cairns at 3:39 p.m. EST (2039 GMT).

Shortly after sunrise, skywatchers in Cairns will witness a total solar eclipse lasting two minutes.

From Cairns, the moon’s shadow will cruise out into the vast Pacific Ocean, with the total eclipsefinally petering out 610 miles (980 kilometers) west-northwest of Santiago, Chile, at 6:48 p.m. EST (2348 GMT).

The eclipse’s path of totality is about 108 miles (174 km) wide and covers 9,000 miles (14,500 km) over a three-hour period.

The next total solar eclipse occurs in March 2015 and will be visible from some areas in the North Atlantic region, such as Norway’s Svalbard Islands.

However, a so-called “hybrid” eclipse — which shifts between total and annular at different points on the globe — will come to parts of the Atlantic and central Africa in November 2013.

Related post:

  1. Awesome Video Of Australian 2012 Total Solar Eclipse By Panasonic, NASA

  2. Photos Of 2012 Australian Total Solar Eclipse

  3. The Sun

  4. Videos Of May, 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse

  5. Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America(May 20, 2012)

  6. Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia(May 21, 2012)

  7. Solar Eclipse July 2009

  8. My Picture In The Newspapers





The Sun

10 11 2012

The Sun is one of the most important things for living things.

The gravity of the Sun is so strong that the sun can hold the planets in place.

The Sun is actually a small star and in fact it is smaller than normal stars.

Anyway we see the Sun bigger than stars because it is closer to our planet Earth.

Sometimes we cannot see the Sun or we can see only part of the Sun.

This rare phenomenon is called solar eclipse.

The below image shows how a solar eclipse happens …

This is how an eclipse happen. Click the picture for the news…

The ring is called corona.

DANGER NOTE: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN EVEN THOUGH YOU USE A TELESCOPE OR A BINOCULARS. THE STRONG LIGHT WILL HURT YOUR EYES EVEN YOU DON’T FEEL IT!





Videos Of May, 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse

22 05 2012

Yesterday there was an annular solar eclipse.

People in parts of Asia and western North America were very lucky to be able to witness the amazing and rare astronomical event.

Anyway we cannot see yesterday’s solar eclipse in Kuala Lumpur so I can only watch them on YouTube videos.

Here are some of the wonderful videos posted on YouTube:

Location: Albuquerque NM

Location: Wakayama Japan

Location: Muleshoe, Texas

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Please click these links for photos of yesterday’s ring of fire:

  1. Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America

  2. Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia

  3. Annular Solar Eclipse (21 May 2012)





Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia(May 21, 2012)

21 05 2012

An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The moon passes between the sun and the earth over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour during a solar eclipse seen from the Peak on Hong Kong Island May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.

An annular eclipse is a rare astronomical event.

An annular eclipse happens when moon and sun align/in straight line over the earth.

Please click here for Videos Of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.

This is how Ring of Fire happen

Later, the ring of fire can be seen in North America.

Please click here for: Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America.

On July 22 2009 I saw the partial solar eclipse at Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.

My photos came out in a few Malaysians main newspapers 🙂

A partial eclipse is seen in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An annular solar eclipse is seen at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An annular solar eclipse is seen between Ferris wheel in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent Monday morning. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

An eclipse is seen in at the Bund along the Huangpu River in Shanghai May 21, 2012.  REUTERS/Aly Song

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen at a rooftop of Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012.  (AP Photo/Wally Santana)





My Picture In The Newspapers

24 07 2009

Yesterday there was a picture of my mother, sisters and me in The Star and Utusan Malaysia.

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The pictures were taken at the beach near the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.

We went there to watch the solar eclipse on the 22nd of July 2009.

There were a lot of people from the newspapers.

They took lots of photos and asked me questions.

I don’t  know that they want to put my picture in the newspaper.

So when my father showed me the pictures in the newspapers, I was really surprised!

And I was very, very  happy 🙂

I called my grandmother and she told me that she saw my picture in the Star in Malaysia Hari Ini or MHI.

I read a story about me and my blog in the Utusan Malaysia!

I also saw the articles and photos in the Utusan Malaysia and the Star Online.

Thank you for writing about me.





Solar Eclipse July 2009

22 07 2009

A total solar eclipse can be seen in some places in India, China and Japan.

Solar means sun.

In Malaysia we can only see a partial solar eclipse.

This morning we saw the solar eclipse at the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.

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I cannot see anything from the telescope but later we saw the solar eclipse from the TV.22072009(026)

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The cloud was too thick so we cannot see the solar eclipse clearly.

Anyway we cannot stay long because we have to drive back to Kuala Lumpur.









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