Solar Eclipses

A Solar Eclipse takes place when the Moon come between the Earth and the Sun. August 21 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse This eclipse is not visible from India.  The total solar eclipse will  be visible from a narrow corridor through the United States of America.  The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes […]

Lunar Eclipses

A Lunar Eclipse takes place when the Moon enters the shadow of the Earth. Aug 07 2017 The entire eclipse is visible from India. Circumstances of the Eclipse Moon enters penumbra: 2017 Aug 07 21:17:46 Moon enters umbra: 2017 Aug 07 22:52:01 Maximum eclipse: 2017 Aug 07 23:50:11 Moon leaves umbra: 2017 Aug 08 00:48:31 […]

Sky Events of October

Sky Events of October 2017 The list of events given here are based on NASA SKYCAL page originally developed by Fred Espenak and National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta with added information where needed.  Time given are in IST. Click here for the sky maps Date Day time Event 01 Fr 07:33 Moon South Dec.: 19.4°S 02 […]

Sky Events of November

Sky Events of November 2017 The list of events given here are based on NASA SKYCAL page originally developed by Fred Espenak and National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta with added information where needed.  Time given are in IST. Click here for the sky maps   Date Day time Event 02 Th 19:28 Venus-Spica: 3.5° N 04 […]

Sky Events of December

Sky Events of December 2017 The list of events given here are based on NASA SKYCAL page originally developed by Fred Espenak and National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta with added information where needed.  Time given are in IST. Click here for the sky maps Date Day time Event 03 Su 18:30 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.8° S 03 Su […]

Sky Events of September

Sky Events of September 2017 The list of events given here are based on NASA SKYCAL page originally developed by Fred Espenak and National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta with added information where needed.  Time given are in IST. Click here for the sky maps   Date Day time Event 01 Fr 07:33 Moon South Dec.: 19.4°S […]

Sky Events of August

Sky Events of August 2017 The list of events given here are based on NASA SKYCAL page originally developed by Fred Espenak and National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta with added information where needed.  Time given are in IST. Click here for the sky maps   Date Day time Event 02 We 23:25 Moon Apogee: 405000 km […]

Sky Events of July

Sky Events of July 2017 The list of events given here are based on NASA SKYCAL page originally developed by Fred Espenak and National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta with added information where needed.  Time given are in IST. Click here for the sky maps Date Day time Event 01 Sa 06:21 First Quarter Jupiter can […]

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Zero Shadow Day

The POEC has created and collected useful resource material on the Zero Shadow Day. For a given place below +23.5 degrees latitude in India, this occurs when the Sun is exactly overhead and hence casts no shadow on a vertical object. This occurs twice a year, once during Uttarayan and once during Dakshinayan. For more […]

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Transit of Mercury 2016 – Sharing your event

Featured image © ESO 2013 We thank everyone who was a part of the sharing of the Transit of Mercury – a nationwide, crowd-sourced event co-ordinated by ASI-POEC. The events map will give you a good idea of the coverage. The ASI-POEC is proud to be associated with all of you in making this an […]