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Once in a Century Partial Lunar Eclipse to Occur on Friday

The longest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur this Friday. The eclipse will be visible to the entirety of North America and will last a staggering 6 hours. Not only will this eclipse be the longest of...

NASA Discovers First Possible Planet Outside Our Galaxy

NASA astronomers have found evidence of what they believe could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy. The exoplanet, which is roughly the size of Saturn, has been detected more than 28 million light years...

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Later Today, Cause Power Grid Issues

Just as predicted, a major solar flare will hit the Earth on Monday as the result of a geomagnetic storm caused by activity on the surface of the Sun. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an alert today...

Memorial Tomb of Ancient Greek Astronomer Aratus Unearthed in Turkey

Archaeologists in the ancient Greek city of Soli Pompeipolis in Turkey unveiled the tomb of the Ancient Greek astronomer Aratus there.

Greek Astronomer Wins Prestigious International Award

A Greek woman astronomer shared the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2021 for her contribution to our understanding of magnetars.

Planets Align Before Christmas to Produce "Star of Bethlehem"-Like Phenomenon

As the year 2020 has had one unusual occurrence after another, it seems fitting that the year will end with another extremely rare event -- what astronomers say is a "triple conjunction" of planets, which will perhaps be another...

Jupiter’s Recently Discovered Moons Receive Ancient Greek Names

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced last year that they had found twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. This new discovery has brought the total number of moons orbiting around the planet...

''Pink Moon'' Lights Up Greece's Night Sky, Signaling the End of Winter

This year's ''pink full moon'' rose on Friday night and offered some spectacular views both in Greece and abroad. The ''pink full moon'' of 2019 coincided with Western Christianity's Good Friday and according to folk legends, it is nature's signal...

Greek Graduate Designs Homes For Europe's ''Moon Village''

Angelos Chrysovalantis Alfatzis is a Greek who, along with his colleagues, designed the premises of a future European establishment on the moon. Alfatzis' team, which is also comprised of engineers and biologists, has already been distinguished by the European Space...

Lunar Eclipse and ''Supermoon'' Visible From Greece

The total lunar eclipse occurring early Monday morning, January 21, will be clearly visible from Greece, according to astronomers. The total lunar eclipse, which will take place during the night on Sunday into early Monday morning, will coincide with January's full...