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Bitter cold cancels some U.S. lunar eclipse festivities

21 January 2019, 6:37 AM

Many lunar eclipse festivities were cancelled due to a flash freeze across the central and north-eastern U.S. states on Sunday, with icy roadways rather than cloudy skies blamed by astronomers for spoiling the party.

Longest lunar eclipse dazzles South Africans

28 July 2018, 6:38 AM

South Africans are among the millions of people that have witnessed the longest lunar eclipse this century as Moon passed through the Earth’s shadow.

A guide to the longest full eclipse of the moon this century, and more

27 July 2018, 12:25 PM

On July 27th, 2018 most of the world will be treated to an extraordinary evening of activity in the sky.

[Watch]South Africans ready for highly anticipated “blood moon”

27 July 2018, 8:06 PM

South Africans are getting ready to view the highly anticipated “blood moon” eclipse. Astronomers across the globe are expected to have their attention fixed at the skies on Friday evening.

Skygazers await for “Blood Moon” to sparkle the sky

27 July 2018, 7:46 AM

Many South Africans are eagerly waiting for the blood moon on Friday night.

Rare sight of “super blue blood moon” observed across China

1 February 2018, 6:17 AM

A rare celestial trifecta “super blue blood moon” was observed across China on Wednesday night, the first time the phenomenon has been seen in 152 years. According to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the full moon is special for three reasons: It’s the third in a series of “supermoons”, when the moon […]


Planet Mercury makes rare transit between the Earth and the Sun

11 November 2019, 8:24 PM

The planet Mercury has made a rare transit, passing directly between Earth and the Sun – an event that won’t happen again for 13 years.


Rare blood wolf moon to be seen on Sunday

20 January 2019, 7:28 AM

A rare blood wolf moon eclipse will be seen in the skies across many parts of the world and in South Africa on Sunday night.



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