China, Japan, US to experience ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 150x150 China, Japan, US to experience ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar EclipseAmazing scene of ring of fire around the surface of moon as it passes in front of the fiery globe will have to been seen in sky in next week as a partial solar eclipse in which the moon pass in front of the sun.

Since 1994, the event will be for first time in past 18 years that an annular solar eclipse will be seen in this weekend by millions of people in Southeast Asia and the western U.S. up to 4.5 minutes.

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NASA trains Astronauts for Asteroid Mission

In yet, it is for first time that Nasa, the US space agency, plans to train astronauts for a asteroid mission as sending them three million miles away in space for making contact with an asteroid.

This most dreadful but challenging manned mission will proceed by the end of the next decade in which the trainer so far more than limit of the Moon, would travel 50,000 miles per hour around the Sun for entire a year. The time limit for astronauts to stay on the asteroid is of up to 30 days.

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Watch-out the Bigger and Brighter moon today

On the eve of ‘Buddha Purnima’ today, a “supermoon” has graced the night sky, seeing bigger and brighter than on any other night this year, while it comes closer to the Earth, with distance of 3,56,955 km.

The phenomenon, called “supermoon”, last appeared in March 2011, means the Moon sees up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.

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Use your camera to click photos of the International Space Station

Now it can possible to take picture of international space station from your own backyard with right equipments that capture the images of it, reported by NASA photographer Lauren Harnett.

Photographing the International Space Station seems like something that could be done only from space, but NASA photographer Lauren Harnett, who took these photos, has proved that it would be easy to capture the Space Station exhaustive scene from your hometown.

Explaining her technique for photographing the station with the moon as the background, Lauren Harnett said that you could choose just about any landmark that is special to you to put in the foreground, as long as you’re careful to ensure the lighting conditions are right.

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Moon, Jupiter to converge in conjunction on Tuesday

Jupiter Moon conjunction 300x201 Moon, Jupiter to converge in conjunction on TuesdayOn Tuesday evening, the people of India can see the togetherness of two brightest planets Jupiter and Moon.

This scene will be possible to see with a naked eye, while the sun goes down, at time of sunset, Jupiter and Moon, in the winter sky, will get together and create a beautiful conjunction.

Conjunction is a process in which celestial bodies come close to one another as seen from the earth.

Talking to media, the president, Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators ( SPACE), C.B Devgun, released in a statement ,”There will be a spectacular sight in the sky tomorrow (Tuesday) as the moon and Jupiter will be placed very close together. The celestial activity will be impressive and it can be seen with naked eyes.”

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