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What’s a Personal Moon Eclipse Party and what to do with it.

Making the Lunar Eclipse Your Own: So what are you doing for the Super Blue Blood Moon?

The Full Moon is SUPER because it’s closest to the Earth making it 14% larger than the smallest Full Moon. It’s BLUE because it’s the second FULL MOON of the month. On those occasions when you had two full moons in a month, the old Farmer’s Almanac painted the first Full Moon red and the second blue. It’s BLOOD because there will be a lunar eclipse occurring.

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12 favourite things of the night sky has compiled a definitive list of the most awesome and fantastic objects of the night sky in this, the Catalog. There are 12 objects encompassing both the Northern and Southern sky, so there’s something in the list for everyone.

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What’s in a name

There are a lot of stars in the night sky, billions and billions of them. We can see about 4000 to 6000 in a clear night depending on how dark the sky is and also how good your eyesight is. All of the visible stars have names, or at least some designation; ever since humans

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Space citizen science projects you can do

There is real science that you can contribute to right now, just with a smart phone or computer and your brain. You don’t need a PHD in astrophysics or cosmology or anything else, just some pattern recognition skills and a desire to contribute to a better understanding of the universe.

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How far can we see?

Have you ever been asked how far can you see in a telescope? This article helps answer that question and also covers how far you can see with the naked eye and a pair of binoculars.

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Where are the satellites?

Where are the satellites? We hear a lot about GPS, Hubble, the ISS and a load of other satellites, but not often where they are or much about how they got there, or how they stay there.

Our Very Own Super Massive Black Hole – SMBH

We are understanding a little more about the Super Massive Black Hole at the centre of our galaxy and observations are also revealing that Einstein was right about his theory of general relativity.

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