This activity is aimed at making children understand the meaning of elliptical orbits.
For a monthly sky map please head here. The first trimester of 2018 begins with a full moon on Jan 2nd . It is also the supermoon, a popular and relatively new term to indicate that the full moon phase nearly coincides with lunar Perigee (i.e., when the moon is closest to the earth). On… Read more Some Interesting Astronomical Events for the Naked Eye During Jan – March 2018
ne very rewarding measurement using a projection box and a small telescope is that of the angular diameter of the Sun, which can be done on any day. Other experiments that can be done with the same set-up are to do with sunspots, and measuring the angular size of the Moon during solar eclipses.
As this trimester begins, Jupiter and Saturn, two planets currently visible in the evening sky, and Venus, which is visible in the morning sky, are getting closer to the Sun. Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun on 26th of October. A conjunction between two celestial bodies is when they appear very close to each… Read more Some Interesting Astronomical Events for the Naked Eye During Oct – Dec 2017