astronomy

Splendid Supermoon Lights Up Greece's Skies [Stunning Photos]

The most spectacular supermoon in nearly 70 years lit up the Greek skies on Monday. The full moon's technical name is perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system. Scientists say that the last time the moon was this close to the...

Time-lapse of Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 Over Greece [photos/video]

On August 12, 2016 the Perseid meteor shower displayed a spectacular show as it burned vapor trails in the atmosphere over Greece. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year from July 17 to August 24 as the Earth crosses the...

Modern Technology Uncovers New Findings: Ancient Greek Analog Computer was a Textbook of Astronomy

Although the artifact was recovered back in 1901, new technological advances have helped archaeologists learn even more about an ancient Greek analog computer that is over 2,100 years old. It turns out that after the latest examination, the Antikythera Mechanism,...

Greek Astrophysicist Wins International Recognition

Dr Athena Coustenis studied English literature because her father wanted her to study something that would ensure a job in case she couldn’t find work as a physicist. Towards the end of her studies, she met Daniel Gautier, who...

Meteor Showers in Greece

At least two meteors have fallen in Greece in the last 24 hours. Overnight, people in the Attica region observed a meteorite fall. According to the Professor of Geology Efthymis Lekkas, there has been a small meteor shower in Greece...

Hybrid Solar Eclipse Visible in Greece

At Sunday noon, November 3 2013, there is going to be the opportunity to observe an eclipse from Greece. In Greece the eclipse, will be visible as a partial eclipse with little coverage of the solar disk of the Moon. Specifically,...

Perseid Meteor Shower Before Dawn

The meteor shower named Perseid, during which up to 100 shooting stars will fall per hour,  takes place on August 12, before dawn, and will be seen from Greece as well. The Perseids begin as tiny specks of dust that...